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Custom Short URLs for Google+ At Last!

Janet Fouts

Tired of explaining why you have a long string of numbers as the URL for your Google+ page? Then you’ll be as excited as I am to hear Google+ is finally rolling out custom URLs for both personal profiles and pages. If you don’t see the option to get a custom URL yet, don’t worry, they’re rolling them out. Other options. link].

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Creating A Friendly URL For Your Google Plus Page

SocMed Sean

I finally got around to creating my Google+ page for SocMedSean. While I’m not really confident of the future of Google+, it doesn’t appear to be fading as fast as Google Wave did, so maybe Google is invested in the long-term search/social integration of the platform and is going to continue to shovel money into it. So here’s what I did. Cheers!

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How To Add Custom URL to Google Plus G+

Laurel Papworth

How to get a custom URL for Google Plus. with Google’s official version of a Facebook USERNAME. If you aren’t on Google Plus already you are mad. Given that Google has changed search engine optimisation (SEO) to include SMO (social media optimisation) and then allocated the greatest amount of points to Google Plus, you need to be on it.

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Guide to URL Shortening and Tracking for Social Media

Sprout Social

Everything from your headline and keywords to featured image and URL should be optimized. An easy way to spruce up your links and get the most out of your status updates is by using a URL shortener. What Are URL Shorteners? URL shorteners convert regular URLs into more condensed formats. Most commonly they’re used to turn a long URL into a shorter one.

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Get a Vanity URL for Google+

Koka Sexton

Until Google decides to allow for vanity URLs for Google+, there is a way that you can have a short version of your Google+ profile without having to send out something that looks like this. irzat Aytaç that lets you create a short URL of your choosing for your Google+ ID. Now you can have a nice looking vanity URL like this. gplus.to/kokasexton.

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

Social Media Network Marketing

Just put your URL and that is it - you are set in the queue. 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? Here is Free Search Engine Submission For Your Business, Brand, Referral, Product, Personal URL. Submit Your Site For Free Get Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! Better to start now rather later. Add Your Site For FREE! Over 3.5

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Check Those HTTPS URLs

Small Business Mavericks

Did you see this Google+ post by Gary Illyes? Here’s something for y’all web wranglers:  please tell search engines about your HTTPS URLs! recent, small scale analysis we ran showed that more than 80% of the HTTPS URLs that are eligible for indexing (i.e. If your site supports HTTPS, please do tell us: use HTTPS URLs everywhere so search engines can see them! We’ve talked before about the way security, SEO, and Google are intertwined. Web Design and Search Engine Optimization how to migrate to https https HTTPS URLs security SEO

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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 I do it : Bulk URL shortening for #socialmedia updates

Koka Sexton

What I want to focus on is a way that you can take all of the collected and curated content you have and generate customized shortened URLS for them so you can easily have the updates scheduled for social marketing activities across platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn. Bulk URL Shortening Tool for Social Marketing. 1. Get a copy of this URL shortening Google spreadsheet.

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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! This Is Free To Join. You Simply Need Register Here So That Your Business, Your Name Gets OnTo Search Engines. Over 3.5

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Google Shows Bing Search Results URLs as Links in Google Webmaster Tools

Bill Hartzer

In Google Webmaster Tools, Google is reporting Bing’s search result URLs as actual backlinks to a website. Google has as history of sometimes making a mistake and indexing Bing’s search results , like I found a while back. Google shows Bing search results URLs. Definitely something that I don’t think Google planned on.

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Who Is Reading Your URL?

Small Business Mavericks

“A site’s URL structure should be as simple as possible. Consider organizing your content so that URLs are constructed logically and in a manner that is most intelligible to humans (when possible, readable words rather than long ID numbers). For example, if you’re searching for information about aviation, a URL like [link] will help you decide whether to click that link. A URL like [link] is much less appealing to users.” And your URL should have that same kind of balance. Two Types of URL Readers. Who looks at that URL?

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Use Google URL Removal Tool to Help with Google Penguin Recovery

Bill Hartzer

Google has launched an improved URL removal tool that will make it easier to request updates based on changes on other people’s websites. But there is actually another use for this tool : it can be used to aid in a website’s Google Penguin Recovery if your site has been hit by Google Penguin. Recovering from Google Penguin is not an easy task by any means.

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Determine the Right Metrics for Your Content Marketing

Spin Sucks

Communication Content content marketing institute content study Google analytics key performance indicators kpis MarketingProfs url builderPart of the reason people claim blogging is dead is because they're not tracking effectiveness. Gini Dietrich helps you determine the right metrics to track.

To increase Your OnLine Brand Page Remember To Have An Offline Spread Of Your URL

Social Media Network Marketing

To increase Your OnLine Brand Page Remember To Have An Offline Spread Of Your URL I Work As Freelance Social Media Network Professional And Review OnLine Earning Opportunities. ? 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! Add Your Site For FREE! Over 3.5 link] 3.

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Get Your Google+ Custom URL

SocialFish

Just a quick post in case you haven’t seen the news that you can now go get your custom URL on Google+. In other words, instead of https://plus.google.com/115229808208707341777, your URL can look like this -  https://plus.google.com/+maddiegrant   (That’s mine, obvi.). So go do it!! If you follow it, it will send you follow recommendations. photo credit ).

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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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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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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!

10 Things That Expose Good Sites to Google Panda

Adam Sherk

Google Panda was designed to go after sites with a high volume of thin or low-quality content (among other things) in an effort to improve the overall strength of the search results. Many are moving to setups in which the full content is accessible on the main page and that is the only URL that can be indexed. Here’s an example of site that was hit by Panda 4.0

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Google+ Page Tips for Nonprofits

SocialFish

I admit I was a bit skeptical when I got an email from a Google rep offering to help set up a Google+ page for ASHA. Also, I am  still kind of lukewarm on Google+ overall. He shared this handy guide, 10 ways to build your community on Google+. He showed me how to add a +1 button to a website and how to create a Google+ badge for your site.

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SEO Strategies: Optimisation Ideas for Your Google+ Page

Mindjumpers

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. When it comes to the “About” section, make sure that it includes relevant details about you or your company since Google search results use a line or two as a snippet or meta description.

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How to Make Your WordPress Site Google AMP Compatible

Bill Hartzer

We just got word that Google’s AMP ( Accelerated Mobile Pages ) project is live. Google will be encouraged to show your site more often in the mobile search results. Here’s how to make your WordPress Site Google AMP compatible. Like this: https://www.billhartzer.com/pages/how-to-make-your-wordpress-site-google-amp-compatible/amp/. Next, log into WordPress.

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. But it is safe to say Google Plus will rank for you if you have enough content. This is true.

The New Model: How Google+ “Gets” Content

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

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. Prior to the latest Google updates, links were closely related to high rankings and more pronounced visibility in search engine results pages (SERPs).

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Search Engine Optimization Tip: Include Keywords in URLs

Bill Hartzer

They should also be found in your URLs. Here is what Matt Cutts says about Keywords in URLs: Your domain name is a big place to start. If you don’t think that keywords in your URLs are important, you need to find out some history about all of it. You also need to find out what the leader in search engines, Google, has to say about it. Search Engine Optimization

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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.

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. “Direct Traffic&# is visits from people who clicked a bookmark to come to your site or who typed your site URL directly into their browser. Instead of using the domain names or URLs of the most popular social sites (e.g. Tweet This!

How To Create a Presence on Google+

Mindjumpers

Tweet On November 7 2011, Google+ launched their highly anticipated pages. For long, Google’s message to business has been to “hold your horses”, while they were creating a proper solution for businesses and brands. Of course the reasons for having a Page on Google+ are those that we already know from Facebook: To build relations and to connect with your network. Angry Birds.

Is Google Quietly Embracing Paid Inclusion?

Bill Hartzer

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. Is Google quietly embracing paid inclusion?

NO GOOGLE PLUS BUSINESS PAGES YET? GOOD!?

Myrland Marketing

Follow @NancyMyrland As you probably know by now, Google launched its mammoth Social Networking site, Google+, 3 weeks ago.  In 3 weeks, they have accumulated approximately 20 million members, and they still haven’t opened it up to everyone yet. In case you haven’t noticed, Google isn’t allowing business pages yet. Social Media Uncategorized Facebook G+ Google Plus Google Plus Business Pages Google+ Know Like & Trust Marketing Relationship Marketing Social Media Consulting Social Network Twitter Vanity URL

Will Social Media Initiatives Change Your Google Ranking? [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet SEO has been an essential part of brands’ online marketing strategies in the race towards top rankings on Google search. However, a new research reveals that social media engagement connected to a website can leverage a sizable rise (or even fall) in Google rankings independently from any SEO initiatives. Social media channels tested: Google+. About the research.

Google Quality Rater Guidelines 2014

Bill Hartzer

I just got ahold of the latest copy of Google’s Quality Rater Guidelines, with a date of March 2014. But, if you’re in the online marketing business, are an SEO, or own a website, then you really should take a look at the latest guidelines, if just to make sure that your website or your client’s website(s) are compliant with Google’s latest Quality Rater guidelines.

How to Sync Facebook Events to Google Calendar

The Social Media Incubator

Step 4: If you are on a Mac the Launch Application window will open, select iCal and it will open to give you the URL that you will need to copy. Step 5: Copy the URL from iCal and open your Google Calendar in the browser window. On the left side of your Google Calendar under other calendars is a drop down arrow, click it to drop down the options and select Add by URL.

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. Three digit URLs are not required if you submit an XML news sitemap. Using XML news sitemaps is encouraged.

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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!

4 Reasons the New Google Local Stack Sucks

Navolutions

Spend five minutes on the internet and there’s a good chance you’ll run into Google’s new local search result module, which Mike Blumenthal dubbed the “Local Stack” Google Local Stack showing results for “roofer in Livermore” If you have any issues with the new stack, you’re in good company. The Local Stack Hides URLs. Literally.

Google’s Own Mobile Results Ranking in Google

Bill Hartzer

Especially at a time when Google is pushing the mobile version of websites, wanting all of us to make sure that our websites are mobile friendly by April 21st. recent search this morning revealed that the mobile version of Google.com is ranking well in Google’s own search results. Title Tag: Google+. Google Search Engines Well, um, this is embarrassing.

Google Expanded Sitelinks: Optimize Opening Text in META Description Tag

Adam Sherk

Google’s expanded sitelinks give sites greater exposure for branded searches and the ability to dominate the page one results above the fold. User reactions have been mixed so far (some find them overwhelming or borderline obnoxious) but Google is touting the user benefits and the expanded sitelinks appear to be here to stay.

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The Giant Robot Guide to Combining Marketing Tactics

Spin Sucks

SEO is about driving traffic over time , by indicating relevance to Google. Research keyphrases using the Google Adwords Keyword Tool. The link to the article should include tracking code generated by Google’s URL Builder. Post on the major social networks, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+. Today’s guest post is by Andy Crestodina. loved it. Email Marketing.

Using Google AdSense Hurts Mobile User Experience, Violates Google’s Own Guidelines

Bill Hartzer

Adding Google AdSense to your website hurts the mobile user experience on your website and violates Google’s own suggested guidelines. Using Google’s own Pagespeed Insights tool , I found that there is one particular section of the results, under User Experience, that gave me a score of 99 out of 100. That problem is Google AdSense. Google Search Engines

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

25 Google Plus Resources, Articles, and Reviews to Help You Get Started

Pamorama

Google+ (or is it “Google Plus&# ?), the search giant’s big social initiative, has arrived and there’s a lot to learn. Google’s answer to Facebook has been in the works for a year and has been delayed several times due to disagreements about its design, purpose, and execution. Facebook’s threat to Google’s domination of the Web was a wake-up call that ignited the development of the new social platform. and Canada , the network’s exponential growth frightened Google’s leadership into taking action. Enough said.