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Google+, Google Apps and Your Social Graph

Proactive Report

One of the strongest reasons emerging for businesses to take a closer look at using Google+ is the integration with their other apps.  Ways to Use  Google Apps. Google Map Maker -  HealthWorks recommends that healthcare orgs use this feature to help people find the nearest place to get assistance. and then add Google Offers for the deals in the area. Voila! 

The Customers’ Voice, Your Social Graph and Your Reputation

Proactive Report

Social media impacts every part of your business. Understand the power of social media for positive and negative impact. Make social media a part of your risk management strategy. Educate your employees – all your employees – about the far-reaching effects a social media comment can have. Every brand needs to: map their social graph and know their customers.

Is Google+ About To Make Facebook Frown?

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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. facebook.

Crowdsourcing Curation: The Social Graph as Gatekeeper

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 Crowdsourcing Curation: The Social Graph as Gatekeeper Ive written before about the compromise we tacitly agree to when amateurs take over the roles formerly held by professionsals. The Internet has enabled us to build our social graph, and in turn, that social graph acts as an aggregate gatekeeper. Eric Reasons Its my name.

Google+ Just Beat Facebook to the Future

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It's that which has had Google scared and hinging employee bonuses on the success of their social program this year. However, it seems in one fell swoop Google just beat Facebook to their own game. Google+ is that good, and it immediately puts them ahead of Facebook. Google has a few things Facebook does not yet have. Google has slowly been integrating a few features into search, making search a much more social experience. Second, Google now has a pretty widely used browser (Chrome). Google+ Branding. There is no "like" on Google+.

Google is Not Facebook (and Vice Versa)

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Google seems to be trying of late to do everything they can to be like Facebook. They seem to really want to be on top of social search, but I can help but think, "why?" Let's "face" it - Google is not social. As I've been playing with Google's "+1" buttons I'm really trying to think what the benefit is. Integrate Facebook "like" buttons into Google search.

"Follow" Networks and The Creep Factor - Why It Isn't a Facebook Play

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As I was setting up an account for my wife to be able to post to this blog today, I created a Google+ profile for her. However, there's something I just can't get passed, and that's that I'm a little creeped out by the fact that just about anyone can follow her on Google+. In a sense, I see Google and Facebook working together, on 2 different planes to open up the social landscape.

Google+ Isn’t Dying. Facebook Isn’t Dying. The News Feed is Dying.

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Your social graph will still exist. Imagine getting updates on your phone, or watch, or Google Glass equivalent saying “because you like Google, your friend just said, …” Or, you go by a good restaurant and up pops a message saying, “So-and-so was just here and posted this picture” Or, “We know you love pictures of spiders.

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Facebook Graph Search: Why Investors Shouldn’t Worry

Mindjumpers

Much anticipated, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled this week that Facebook has built Graph Search  – a search engine within Facebook that combines web search with your social graph thus making it possible to search your entire life and those of your friends. Continuous Google war. In other words, Graph Search might just be what will keep Facebook users on the platform.

Google Zeitgeist, Drones And Amazon Will Be Suing People For Posting Fake Reviews

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This week we discussed: Just got back from Phoenix, Arizona where I attended the highly exclusive Google Zeitgeist private event. It's like TED for Google 's "best" customers. went on a virtual reality field trip to the Amazon Jungle (kids will have this in classrooms very soon, and the tech is amazing), plus I watched the evolution of Google's streetview, which you can now use to virtually climb the vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park known as El Caption. google. google streetview. google zeitgeist. google zeitgeist 15. chom fm.

The Customers’ Voice, Your Social Graph and Your Reputation

Proactive Report

Social media impacts every part of your business.  Understands the power of social media for positive and negative impact. Makes social media a part of their risk management strategy. Educates their employees – all employees – about the far-reaching effects a social media comment can have. Every brand needs to: map their social graph and know their customers.

Is Twitter Or Facebook More Influential In The SERPs?

Small Business Mavericks

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. Bing’s SERPs are social to an extent that you can Like them and Share them easily on Facebook. But Bing still is way behind Google in search market share. Twitter messages are often returned, both at Google and at Bing, in realtime search. So it’s possible that Twitter will never be a threat to Google.

9 of the Best Free Social Media Analytics Tools

Pamorama

Want to know what’s working on social media? ocial media analytics tools can help you make sense of how well your social media marketing efforts are paying off and identify areas that need improvement. These 9 free social media analytics tools are some of the best out there. Followerwonk Followerwonk helps you explore and grow your social graph.

8 LinkedIn Tools for Business

Pamorama

The undisputed leader in business and career-oriented social networking, LinkedIn’s  valuable demographic is sought after by marketers. OFunnel is like Google Alerts for relationships. LinkedIn Pulse is a visual feed that sends you news, social network updates, and RSS, magazine, and blog feeds to your smartphone. Oktopost is designed for B2B social-media marketers.

The Social/Anti-Social Network

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Online social networking continues to change and evolve. The latest news is all about Google + (you can read some of my initial thoughts about the platform right here: Co-dependency In The Age of Facebook ). This week, Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page announced that Google + has over 10 million people using it in less than two weeks with over one billion pieces of content shared. Google + lets you be selectively social. the most common response is the ability to segment the social graph (Google + calls them, "circles").

Time Spent Is The New Impression

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There have been some brands looking to transcend engagement as a metric in social media (they're not getting enough value out of it). These brands believe that they can be more transactional or direct response-driven in social media platforms. It's not a zero sum game, but it's also not something that many brands will be able to achieve, with the current flow of social media usage. Did they like the content so much that they would be willing to acknowledge it to their social graph (a "like" or a favorite)? . google. google adwords. social graph.

To Thine Own Self Be True

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This brand's Facebook page isn't doing much to leverage the power of the social graph or use Facebook's functionality to extend the brand narrative in a unique way. When you have your brand page on Facebook (and I'm using Facebook as a euphemism for any online social network, be it Twitter , Pinterest , Instagram , LinkedIn or whatever), your brand is housed within the Facebook branded experience and there could be ancillary brands (or advertisements, whatever) in the mix as well. It doesn't matter if it's Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube , Google + or whatever. google.

Death To The Page View

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Facebook is bringing your social graph into the ad equation and is turning brand content into one of its primary sources of advertising. Love or hate Google (I happen to be in the "love" camp), they cracked the DaVinci Code with Google AdWords - everything from how they're bought to how they are displayed. google. social graph. Are the days of measuring page views as an advertising metric slowly (or quickly) coming to an end? There's still something inherently wrong with the page view model. I'm not the only one who thinks so. One page.

Is Twitter Good For SEO?

Small Business Mavericks

Both major search engines – Google and Bing – include Twitter in their search results. Google has gone so far as to include a realtime search channel in its search menu. Your overall social authority – Your social graph overall is very important. This includes your reputation across all social media. While it is difficult to tell exactly how this reputation is scored, if you have a positive reputation across all social media, that will look better to the search engines and your links overall will carry more authority.

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The Marketing Problem Is Simple: There Are Too Many Ads

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One of the things I loved about Google AdWords happened with the advent of AdSense. Beyond the politics and business of Google , the untethering of their advertising model and creation of a veritable advertising network was impressive. Google didn't invent the advertising network and many other media companies have jumped on that train and turned it into a significant business in the online spaces. Our source calls this business 'FaceSense' because it will compete with Google's ad network, Ad Sense. google. google ad network. google adsense.

9 Actionable Ways To Prove & Track Your Social Media

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

For the last few years, social media has taken the marketing world by storm, if you aren’t engaging with your visitors then you’re probably putting yourself at a massive disadvantage against your competitors who do. However I’ve spotted a disturbing trend amongst many marketers who utilize social media; they don’t know how to track it properly! Tracking Social the Proper Way.

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). However, as the posts and articles highlighted below show, plenty of questions remain, such as how much should we budget for social media? Get a dog.

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Why Popular Science Killed Their Comments And The Huffington Post Should Too

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Prior to the mass popularization of social media, there was an interesting functionality for blogs called the trackback. Back in a world when search engine optimization ruled the world (some might argue that it still does), this reciprocated link was coveted because of how Google ''s page ranking system highly valued these links (especially when it came from what the search algorithm deemed a credible source). Instead of having people comment directly on the blog, why not enable them to leave their own thoughts wherever their social graph is most active? google.

Facebook Updates that May Warrant a Marketing Plan Tweak!

Harp Interactive

They are most likely to interact with brands and each other on social networks…especially Facebook where they spend hours on end. It is hard for marketers to keep up with all the developments on Facebook, let alone in the social universe. 11 Facebook Features & Statistics Businesses Can leverage: General search engine queries on Facebook are growing (Google’s nemesis?).

Social Media is Dead, Long Live Big Data

Laurel Papworth

Shares Social Media has trained artificial intelligence and now Big Data is taking over. They are focussing on the DATA behind social media. Viva La Big Data. I’ve been giving some keynote presentations and one day workshop in the last year on Big Data and Social Media, and this is a summary of the marketing part of those workbooks. While SMH big data social media.

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Strength of Community Supersedes Influence

Geoff Livingston

While influencers play a role in social media, for a company or nonprofit that role is ultimately very small. Strength of community measures the health of an organization’s core social network. Yet, there’s no real focus on developing social media based Strength of Community metrics. This is the next frontier of social metrics. Image by Annie Siegal.

Co-dependency In The Age of Facebook

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What we've learned in the online social networking world of Facebook and Twitter is that there is more co-dependency between the two platforms than walled gardens that users are not allowed to cross. People like you and I have created our social circles within Facebook, we've spent time nurturing our profiles, updating our status, linking our social graphs together, uploading pictures, tagging them, following events and more. Our friends are there, and not being there leaves us - somewhat - out of social loop. So, how does Google + stack up? google.

Facebook for Marketing Research: Political Polls #auspol

Laurel Papworth

And how totally outdated, outmoded and antique they seem compared to Big Data of social media. For members it works this way: Facebook looks at what you are putting in your status updates (say, “surfing”), what links you click on (“surfing video”), Business Pages you Like (“Ripcurl”) and what your friends also do (social graph behaviours).

Automated Filtering vs Human-Powered Curation

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Social Filtering – using social signals for implicit crowdsourced filtering.  This can take several forms: Content Social Filtering – use social signals from against particular content broadly, ex. Social Graph – use a particular social graph ex. Google Social Search. This is being done by Google search as well as Amazon.com and my6sense. The crowd does curation using explicit crowdsourced filtering or via social signals.  In any case, it’s very hard to separate social filtering from curation.  Paper.li.

Easy guide to the Periscope video streaming app

Janet Fouts

I did a search today on Google Trends comparing Periscope and Meerkat. still recommend it if you have a Twitter acct as Periscope can leverage the social graph to spread the word about your video stream, but if you don’t have a Twitter account you can simply sign up with just a mobile phone number. For the moment at least, it looks like Periscope is getting more traction.

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Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources

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Social filtering? Social distribution strategy?  What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing. The New Curators: Weaving Stories from the Social Web. Google Blog Search. Nsyght – social search. Leverages social signals to indicate quality content. Ping.fm – ping multiple social networks. MustExist – Social Content Curation. 

21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

On one hand, not only is it an easy-to-use, low-cost platform with more than a billion members, but 77% of B2C companies and 43% of B2B vendors have acquired customers from Facebook, and the world’s largest social network drives 20% of all internet page views. by Social Media Marketing 4 Business. Best Guides to Facebook Graph Search. Many (most?) Hell Yes!

The Myth Of Reciprocity And The Social Life Of Brands

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There is no doubt that the more people that a brand is following, the more opportunities they are creating to get their message to spread to more and more people (and this includes these individuals and their social graphs). Reciprocity in the social life of online media should mean that if someone connects with you, you should reciprocate and connect back - sight unseen. google plus. online social network. social graph. social life. social media. I follow you. You follow me. Right? Not really. What's a brand to do? It's simple.

Decide Now: Pageviews Or Real Depth

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When brands talk about engaging consumers on social media, they''re not really talking about any depth of engagement or a better way for them to build a direct relationship , or how to have more real interactions between real human beings. Social media is no different than online advertising. The America''s Funniest Home Videos set on a never-ending loop and shared incessantly with your social graph. I get suckered in just like the next person. I can''t tell you many nights I have spent in a black hole of YouTube recommendations. google. google plus.

Tweeting of purchases is a plug that money can’t buy – Social Media ROI Monetization

Laurel Papworth

At the end of the online checkout, Amazon thanked me for my purchase and then asked me to tweet, Facebook, LinkedIn or Google Plus the Amazon link with an image of the DVD, the price and a description. Eventbrite, the social ticketing site, sold another $2.52 How much is a a Tweet worth, in dollar terms? Off it went. As for my DVD purchase on Amazon? Twitter: @silkcharm.

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Why Quora Is The New Twitter | Small Business Mavericks

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Now that Google is indexing Quora in its real-time search product , marketers have a strong incentive to hit Quora with link spam. If they’re not careful, Quora will end up being added to Google’s content farm list. But here’s a question: Did Quora make its policy change because Google is now indexing the site in real time? About Us What’s a Maverick?

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools

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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. How social are they? Wide reach. Share URLs?

You Must Read This!

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From the Poynter article: "The toughest news comes in the digital chapter, where Pew researchers found that the big dogs -- Google and Facebook -- have staked out the growing ad segments of mobile and video. Google is now the leader is digital display advertising as well as search. And if, as analyst Gordon Borrell and others predict , the next big thing is local advertising targeted to preferences revealed by a person's Internet choices, one has to believe Google and the others have awesome artillery in hand." google. social graph. article.

"Relative Finder", Using FamilySearch.org, Shows the Future of Social Genealogy

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Relative Finder, written by a group of BYU Computer Science students working on a class project, takes advantage of this data, and uses your social graph on Facebook to scan your friend list and go into the family trees of each on FamilySearch.org, identifying the relatives found in the FamilySearch database. To me, the future of Genealogy is social.

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Google+ Isn’t Dying. Facebook Isn’t Dying. The News Feed is Dying.

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Your social graph will still exist. Imagine getting updates on your phone, or watch, or Google Glass equivalent saying “because you like Google, your friend just said, …” Or, you go by a good restaurant and up pops a message saying, “So-and-so was just here and posted this picture” Or, “We know you love pictures of spiders.