Custom Short URLs for Google+ At Last!
OCTOBER 30, 2013
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].
Creating A Friendly URL For Your Google Plus Page
JUNE 24, 2012
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!
Get a Vanity URL for Google+
SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
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.
How To Add Custom URL to Google Plus G+
AUGUST 27, 2012
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.
Guide to URL Shortening and Tracking for Social Media
MAY 17, 2016
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.
Use Google URL Removal Tool to Help with Google Penguin Recovery
DECEMBER 19, 2013
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.
Google Shows Bing Search Results URLs as Links in Google Webmaster Tools
APRIL 24, 2015
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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JANUARY 20, 2016
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Get Your Google+ Custom URL
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
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 ).
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+.
Who Is Reading Your URL?
Small Business Mavericks
MARCH 9, 2015
“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?
Determine the Right Metrics for Your Content Marketing
JUNE 16, 2016
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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?
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MARCH 16, 2015
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Some Google Changes and Google Plus Tips
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
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.
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!
Google+ Page Tips for Nonprofits
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
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.
Search Engine Optimization Tip: Include Keywords in URLs
DECEMBER 7, 2011
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
10 Things That Expose Good Sites to Google Panda
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
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
The New Model: How Google+ “Gets” Content
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
MAY 15, 2012
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).
SEO Strategies: Optimisation Ideas for Your Google+ Page
MARCH 23, 2012
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.
4 Steps to Refocus PR Measurement on Metrics that Matter: Part 1
JULY 22, 2016
It really doesn’t have to be complicated; use an Excel (or Google) spreadsheet if you need to, or use the tracking and reporting capabilities that so many different PR software platforms provide these days. Part 2 to this setting up of links is actually setting up goals and campaigns in Google Analytics. The architects of the scorecard – Richard Bagnall, Prof.
Are Google+ Business Pages Replacing Facebook Pages?
JANUARY 19, 2012
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.
How To Create a Presence on Google+
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
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.
NO GOOGLE PLUS BUSINESS PAGES YET? GOOD!?
JULY 26, 2011
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
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. “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 Make Your WordPress Site Google AMP Compatible
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
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.
Will Social Media Initiatives Change Your Google Ranking? [Infographic]
MAY 7, 2012
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 Expanded Sitelinks: Optimize Opening Text in META Description Tag
AUGUST 22, 2011
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.
Google Quality Rater Guidelines 2014
JULY 12, 2014
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.
Google’s Own Mobile Results Ranking in Google
MARCH 23, 2015
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.
25 Google Plus Resources, Articles, and Reviews to Help You Get Started
JULY 16, 2011
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.
The Giant Robot Guide to Combining Marketing Tactics
OCTOBER 9, 2012
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.
Google News Optimization Tips
SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
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.
20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JUNE 27, 2008
20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches. For millions of people Google is an indispensable search tool that they use every day, in all facets of their lives. From work or school, research, to looking up movies and celebrities to news and gossip, Google is the go-to search engine. If you cant remember any of these operators, you can always use Googles advanced search.
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. Is Google quietly embracing paid inclusion?
Interview With a Small Business Owner Crushed by Google
MAY 18, 2015
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
Backlinks Matter: Take Control of Them
JANUARY 28, 2015
In other words, once you’ve built a backlink , you have no power over its appearance or the URL on your site that it points to. What you want to do is include a kind of “middle-man” URL right in between the page that’s linking to you and your end landing page. However, instead of doing this, you can create a new URL through the Pretty Link plugin.
Get Twitter Follow and Google +1
JUNE 5, 2011
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!