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What a Social API Does (And How It Makes Your Life Easier)

Simply Measured

Awesome Things That a Social API Enables Download. Telling someone I work with APIs complicates the “What do you do?” APIs are critical to making your job possible, but making sense of them, especially when it comes to social, is never easy.

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Advisory: Google+ Begins Booting Brands

Geoff Livingston

Much has been said about marketing on Google+. Both of us have been intentionally conservative about marketing on the new network due to a statement from Google+ specifically asking businesses and brands to wait until it formalized its business offering. Image by Sean MacEntee.

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. Descriptions Keep in mind that Google is gonna use your text to locate an item.

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PLEASE Don’t Visit My Google+ Page! Here’s Why.

SocMed Sean

No, this isn’t another one of those anti-Google+ posts and no…it isn’t one of those reverse psychology attempts to actually trick you into visiting my Google+ page. In fact, I really don’t want you to visit my Google+ page and I have a good reason for it.

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10 Great Alternatives to the Google Keyword Research Tool

Pamorama

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. .

Is Google becoming evil?

The Way of the Web

Given the high standards Google set for itself with the aims of indexing the world’s information, and the mantra of ‘Don’t Be Evil’, it’s likely we hold it to higher standards than most companies. WTF Google?

Announcing Google For Nonprofits!

SocialFish

We’re frantically digging out from Great Ideas (one word – awesomesauce) and heading over to NTC for the next three days, so I’ll just drop this completely unedited little list of informational links from Google, who have just launched Google for Nonprofits. “Google for Nonprofits launched a new program to help nonprofits scale their impact by reaching more donors, improving operations, and increasing awareness. Read the Official Google blog post.

8 Open Source Projects from Google

Idaconcpts

For many Google has become the patron saint of open source, and the number of open source projects Google supports or directly develops seems to increase every day. Google Refine. Think of Google Refine as a cleansing diet for your database. Google Web Toolkit.

Everything You Need to Know About Google+

Social Media Marketing

In case you're coming out from the rock you've been living under for the summer, Google+ arrived on our digital doorsteps in early July - but only for limited field testing. Google, on the other hand, has gone about things in a different way. Google+ Google social networks

Facebook's Need for Consistency in the Competition With Google

Stay N' Alive

When people such as Google and Twitter mention their inability to integrate with Facebook, I traditionally shake my head. After all, I see things such as Youtube integrate just fine with Facebook, but Google complains they can't seem to integrate Facebook's platform into Google.

3 Ways Google Search is impacted by #SocialMedia & #GooglePlus

Laurel Papworth

Should your business bother with social media, Google Plus and SEO/SMO? Does Google Plus make a difference to Google Search? If your customers find you by searching on Google, you might want to consider these three points: Where are the Plumbers WITHOUT a Google Plus Page?

5 Things You Need to Know About Google’s Mobile Changes

Convince & Convert

The misinterpretations surrounding Google’s April 21 algorithm updates resulted in panic in the tech and business communities last week. With about 60% of online traffic coming from mobile, it is no surprise that Google is making moves to cement mobile as king.

Google+ Communities Yay or Wait and See?

Janet Fouts

I don’t know about you but I’ve gotten more than a dozen invitations to Google+ communities in the last couple of days. In case you’re not aware of what that means, Google+ launched a new feature, Google+ Communities on Dec 6. The future of Google+ Communities.

API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Episode 3 focusses on monetizing APIs and looking at revenue streams from widgets. API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Ep.003 from Laurel Papworth on Vimeo. One popular widget was the Nintendo wii (see programmable web) mashup of available/in stock Wii’s and a Google map.

Better Noise Control on Google+ is Coming, but its More Beautiful Than You Think

Stay N' Alive

Over the last 2 or 3 years Facebook, Google, Plaxo, Myspace, and others have all been working on a standard to make fixing the noise problem easier. In addition, it provides a simple API for accessing this data in Atom and MediaRSS format. isn't just about a common API or noise control.

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The Death of Google Reader: Did Email Kill the RSS Star?

Stay N' Alive

I admit I'm not as mad as before , as the dust has settled off since they killed sharing and replaced it with a very limited Google+ sharing feature (on top of the "send to" feature that was there before). Compared to that, Google Reader was minuscule. Alas, the day has come.

Is Feedburner about to be closed by Google?

The Way of the Web

It’s particularly worrying in some areas, where companies of the size and scale of Google have effectively closed out the market, particularly in terms of RSS syndication with Feedburner and RSS reading with Google Reader. We’ve already seen negative changes to Google Reader forced on users as Google sacrificed it to try and jumpstart Google+. The Feedburner API was already deprecated and is due to close in October, 2012. Trust in Google?

Google is Not Facebook (and Vice Versa)

Stay N' Alive

Google seems to be trying of late to do everything they can to be like Facebook. 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.

Twitter Eases Voter-Registration Process for Users

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter added that the @Gov account will begin answering additional questions from voters, such as polling place locations and ballot information, thanks to the social network’s partnership with the Voting Information Project from Pew Research Center and the Google Civic Information API (application-programming interface). Twitter marked National Voter Registration Day with the introduction of an easy way for its users to kick-start the process.

How to create mobile-friendly content with Google’s AMP

Socialmedia.biz

A lot has been said about Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and how it affects business owners, startups and digital marketers. Google is placing more and more emphasis on speed and mobile friendliness. Google’s new framework restricts pop-ups widely used for online ads.

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What Brands Get Wrong About Local Marketing Strategy

Convince & Convert

Since December of 2015 , we have seen Google become more deeply involved in helping brands manage their location data in a seamless way. The Google My Business API rollout has been a welcome development to more quickly and efficiently keep Google listings updated.

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A Walk Through Twitter’s Walled Garden

The Realtime Report

Smart people are posting ideas for new business models based on an open API , lamenting what could have been had Twitter become an API company rather than an advertising company, and raising money to build an alternative realtime feed API.

Will Facial Recognition Ads End Privacy?

Geoff Livingston

This service matches your physical image at a store or location against your social profile pictures via the Facebook API , and then serving you specific social deals on site. But for every Google there are ten companies pursuing the advertising technology.

Why Marketers Should Use Native Interfaces

Geoff Livingston

Recently, conversations have picked up on possible third party interfaces for Google+. The proliferation of Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, and other third party API-based clients to update social networks within the marketing space is substantial. Image by EdgeRankChecker.com.

Automated Creativity Is Inevitable (And A Good Idea) - Strategy Magazine Column

Twist Image

But as someone who had the pleasure of taking a joyride in a Google autonomous vehicle on an open road in a populated city, my first reaction was: I never want a human being to drive another car again, including me. Does anyone in your business use or have access to Amazon AWS APIs , Google Cloud ML APIs , IBM Watson Bluemix APIs and Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs ? google. google cloud. google cloud ml.

Google Maps to Start Charging Businesses for Service

Bill Hartzer

According to a report , Google is going to start charging for usage of their Google Maps service. Google will charge businesses that are “heavy users” of their service. You can read more about the Google Maps usage fees here: [link].

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Shhh…Don’t Tell. You Can Still Post Your Tweets To Other Platforms

SocMed Sean

For a company that is engaged in the business of social media (which means sharing things), they recently restricted how developers can use their API. Facebook Featured Google+ LinkedIn Social Media Twitter content IFTTT social media social networking tips tweets

How I do it : Bulk URL shortening for #socialmedia updates

Koka Sexton

In settings, under advanced, you’ll see “Legacy API Key”, click the link and your credentials are shown (have this page open as you’ll need the keys in the the next steps). Get a copy of this URL shortening Google spreadsheet. Customize the Google doc setting.

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Five Step Process for Using the Social Web

Spin Sucks

The easiest way to listen is to use Google alerts. It always surprises me how few people use this free tool from Google. Let’s say, for argument’s sake, your Google alerts show you a lot of chatter is happening on Twitter.

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

Stay N' Alive

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+.

The Productive Online Business Toolbox: My Must-Have Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I also have the Google Calendar gadget on my Gmail sidebar, so I have an easy way to access my upcoming meetings, appointments, and phone calls. RTM has gadgets (as seen above), applications for all mobile platforms, an API, and much more. Google Reader. Google Docs.

Social Media - A Site That Tells Your Age In Your Photo!

Social Media Network Marketing

Microsoft engineers Corom Thompson and Santosh Balasubramanian developed the site to test out the company's new face-detection API. API is Application-Programming Interface is simply a set of computer instructions that allows a program to interact with a website].

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Promoting an API – Etsy offering basic programming classes…

The Way of the Web

A lot of people have spent time talking about the value you can get by providing an API (Application Programming Interface) for other people to use and build with. And knowing how to utilise and implement feeds from APIs is an increasingly important skill for a huge number of professions.

Social Media Monitoring Bookmarks and RSS

Laurel Papworth

When monitoring social media, don’t forget to monitor social media platforms (changes at Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn etc) as well as stuff specific to YOUR industry. Google Search. Twitter Blog https://blog.twitter.com/ OR https://blog.twitter.com/api/blog.rss?name=company

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Is Virtual Reality Finally Ready To Be Social?

Ignite Social Media

Let’s be clear, all eyes, where it comes to VR hardware, are on Google, Facebook, and China, in general. ReactVR is sort of a misnomer in that it’s just Facebook’s existing React javascript library that works within browsers that support the WebVR API.

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Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook and the Gang of Four

Convince & Convert

Certainly you and I were just talking before about Google+, and some people would say, “Is Google trying to become the next Facebook?” ” I would argue no, but think about it from Google’s perspective. Video production by my friends at Candidio.

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Freebase is Shutting Down in March 2015

Bill Hartzer

According to a Google Plus post today , Freebase is shutting down, and will no longer be available after March 2015. I even participated in a Google Hangout about Freebase: But now Freebase is shutting down. Google Search Engines

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How to View the Stream of Any Facebook Hashtag

Stay N' Alive

Yesterday Facebook announced that they were finally launching the support of hashtags, a format currently supported on Twitter and Google+. This now makes me wonder - are we close to an API for developers on this feature?

Is It Hip to Be Square?

Geoff Livingston

The great debate is upon us thanks to the launch of Google+ for Business. The last thing you want is someone else owning your brand on Google+! Or worse, what if an unforeseen blogodrama savages your brand reputation on Google+? What do you think of Google+ for Business?

How to Get Your Profile and Data Completely Disconnected from Klout

Unspoken

Your account will be removed, note that will take up to 7 days to get removed from Klout API. HootSuite and MarketMeSuite are using Klout's API for accessing the Klout Scores, which is real time data. GOOGLE PLUS YOUTUBE BLOGGER. LATES UPDATE.

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