How Social Media and Smart Devices Impact Consumers’ Buying Decisions [Infographic]
OCTOBER 3, 2012
This brilliant infographic by Symphony Teleca entitled “The Meaning of Like”, illustrates how mobile devices and real-time access to review sites and social networks impact consumers’ buying decisions and overall retail experience. Social networks influence buying behavior. In response to that growing number, 85 % of people have already anticipated changes in their buying behavior.
Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google+ News
APRIL 12, 2012
And yesterday, Google+ launched a new design that looks scarily similar to Facebook. Facebook Buys Instagram. Targeted updates allow companies to segment their followers, just like you can do both on Facebook and Google+. Google+ Design. I’d just like to see Google do something innovative, rather than trying to catch Facebook all the time. With a “B.”
Apple Should Not Buy Twitter
MARCH 26, 2012
I was just reading a GigaOm article titled, “ Should Apple Buy Twitter? But now there is speculation Apple could buy the social networking giant with some of their cash reserves (it’s also said they have so much money, they could buy Facebook and Research In Motion ). . ” It likely comes as no surprise to you that I’m shocked Twitter is still around.
ZDNet Buys Domain Name: Immediately Gets 2 Year Old Trusted Site Banned in Google
APRIL 29, 2015
ZDNet recently bought a new domain name from the domain name aftermarket (a domain name auction), and almost immediately got their trusted, authoritative, 2 year old website banned in Google. ZDNet wrote a scathing article on their site, blaming Google for the error, claiming that Google got it all wrong. message in Google Webmaster Tools. But, that’s not the case.
Who Will Buy Your.Brand Domain
JULY 5, 2011
Companies have historically been limited in what they can buy and how they can market their brand in accordance to availability. Google owns google.com, for instance, and if you want it you either need to make Google an offer or wait until its domain registrar contract expires. What if Google wants to purchase.google or the state of Utah wants to purchase.utah?
Wondering About Google+? Do Me a Favor and Go Buy My New Book.
Stay N' Alive
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
You may have read some of my posts about Google+ wondering what it is. Or perhaps you're even an active user, looking for tips and strategies to improve your presence on Google+. Go and buy my latest book, Google+ For Dummies, Portable Edition now. Both versions are only under $8 - it's a 140 page easy read chock full of information on Google's new service.
Google: The search party is not over
AUGUST 20, 2010
[This is a guest post by Zachary Zawarski, a Google Apps Consultant , in response to Fortune Magazine's article Google: The search party is over.]. The author, Michael Copeland, makes several valid points in his article, which was primarily written to explain why Google's stock has significantly trailed the Nasdaq and Apple. What are Google's problems you ask? Digg this!
The Pinterest Buy Button Might Rock Your Ecommerce
Convince & Convert
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
Image via BigStockPhoto.com Last Thursday, Re/code revealed that Pinterest is laying the groundwork for an eCommerce “buy” button. The very nature of the platform means users are in a product-oriented, maybe-even-buying mindset, which is key for driving eCommerce. Continue the conversation on our Facebook or Google+ pages. What Can You Do Now?
Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Ad Retargeting, Google ‘+Post Ads,’ Apple Buys Topsy
The Realtime Report
DECEMBER 9, 2013
Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr and Apple: Facebook. Google+. Google makes its own social ads, with a twist – Google+ debuts ‘+Post’ ads; brand posts on the social network are turned into ads, which will run on sites (but not on Google+ itself) that use Google’s “massive” ad network (AllThingsD). Twitter. Tumblr. and… Apple?! Any social media updates that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!
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).
10 Things to Consider As You Move to Google+
JULY 5, 2011
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. If only 50 of those 100 or 100,000 buy, those are the 50 you need to engage. In this case: A database. Video. Access.
Social Networks Have Little Influence on What You Buy Online
APRIL 2, 2011
Google is very worried about the growth of Facebook, and with good reason. Case in point: Google Buzz. At launch it caused a privacy outcry that led to a class action complaint , which was settled when Google agreed to pay $8.5 Facebook is capable of becoming an e-commerce giant in the not too distant future, surpassing Google in terms of online shopping influence.
Marketplace to Buy, Sell Links Based on Google Authorship and Klout Launched
MARCH 27, 2013
The first-ever online marketplace for buying and selling links in articles and blog posts based on Google Authorship and Klout score has been launched. Buying and selling links based on Google’s PageRank has long been a controversial topic, as well as a violation of Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. AuthorLinks is 2017 Link Building. AuthorLinks Pricing.
An Agency that Embraces the PESO Model
JANUARY 28, 2016
Agencies Communication B2B CMO Google's Panda Marketing Directors online media buying agency Panda algorithm PESO model PR PR firm PR managers PR programs SEO expertize social media experts ThreepipeWe could talk about the PESO model until we're blue in the face, but it's totally different to execute it. Here is Jim Hawker from Threepipe in the U.K.
How Flickr and Google Help Us Remember
DECEMBER 18, 2012
Whereas Flickr’s Commons is restricted to photos, the Google Cultural Institute encompasses videos and interviews to revisit the past. Please continue reading How Flickr and Google Help Us Remember and leave a comment if inspired. Related Stories How the Web Helped Me Buy a New Car Why You Need to Care About Tomorrow How You Can Help Me Grow a Mo. Got a question?
Looking Back on the Year of the Panda: Google Algorithm Changes
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
DECEMBER 27, 2011
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. labeled 2.51, 2.5.2, and 2.5.3)
Butchering The Google Chrome CPU Hog
JUNE 30, 2013
After thinking about this for a couple of minute and Googling for a couple minutes more, I realized that each of the tabs I have open in Chrome are being treated as a separate process, and are consuming their own allocated resources. Sure…you could buy more memory or a faster computer, but why not just nip Chrome in the bud? Recently, one of my computers has been behaving badly.
Facebook Ads vs. Google AdWords: Which Is Better for Your Business?
AUGUST 18, 2016
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. Timing: On Google, your ad is search-related, which means that your potential customer is searching for something specific he or she is ready to buy right now. Local business: Again, advantage Google. Possibly.
Tweeting of purchases is a plug that money can’t buy – Social Media ROI Monetization
MAY 6, 2013
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. digital economy Monetization Money Online Communities press social media social networks The Australian donations Facebook Fundraising group buying laurel papworth ROI Twitter
New Features In Facebook Groups To Improve The Way People Buy And Sell - Social Media
Social Media Network Marketing
APRIL 11, 2015
Facebook’s Groups has revived a new features for buying and selling. This means that the people on Facebook Groups can buy and sell products etc. 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! Interesting? Here is a snapshot. Join Me On TSU - The Social Media Site!
Does Buying Facebook Likes Help Search Engine Rankings?
SEPTEMBER 2, 2013
I was offered 2,000 Facebook Likes for $60 today, from someone offering a service that allows you to buy Facebook Likes. And the sender, Nick Grey, even says that Matt Cutts from Google said so. Googles software engineer, Matt Cutts, has confirmed reports that Google uses social signals, such as links from Facebook and Twitter, as a ranking factor. No, not with Google.
Google Shutting Down Open ID 2.0, Migrating to Google+ Sign-In
JANUARY 3, 2015
Google is shutting down Open ID 2.0 to the Google Plus Sign-In. and Google Plus Sign-In is a way that allows website owners to let their users log into their website using their Google account credentials. and migrating to Google Plus Sign-In is further proof that Google Plus is really here to stay. Don’t forget to add me on Google+. Google
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. Bill Hartzer: How long have you been using Google for your business needs? Google Search Engines
Social Media Stock Talk: Five Reasons to Buy Facebook
MAY 20, 2012
But we’re talking about one of the most powerful cultural forces of the 21st century … and you can actually buy a piece of it. That means you get to jump into the market and buy a blue chip best-in-breed at a reduced $38 price marker based on general uncertainty that has little to nothing to do with Facebook’s business model. Facebook is buying like crazy. Yahoo!
Google Buys Illegal +.com Domain Name on Domain Aftermarket
JULY 20, 2011
Google , in an effort to protect their interests in their new Google+ Plus social network, has recently acquired the International Domain Name (IDN) [b]+.com[/b], I realize that Google would want to protect their brand and protect their new Google+ Plus social network by purchasing the +.com com[/b], also known as xn--dra.com. The problem here is that xn--dra.com (+.com)
Buying & Selling Websites for Profit: An In-Depth Guide
MARCH 30, 2010
You are here: ViperChill » Business » Buying & Selling Websites for Profit: An In-Depth Guide Buying & Selling Websites for Profit: An In-Depth Guide Written by Glen, this post has 70 Comments Whenever I’m in “work mode I spend most of my time looking for websites to buy. I understand it is your rank in Google, but for what keyword?
Google+: The New Kid on the Block, but is it Too Little, Too Late?
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
AUGUST 11, 2011
The newest social network de jour is Google+. Available by invite only (for now), Google+ has taken the social networking scene by storm. Live for just over a month, Google+ has already hit 10 million+ users, and it’s still not open to the pubic. Google+ is like a shiny new birthday toy. Learn About Google+ on Google+. Google isn’t offering anything new.
How NOT to Build a Following on Social Media
MAY 2, 2016
Comments Buy, Buy, Buy – this one is still the case for some although. by Aris Related Stories Six Steps for Success with Online Communities A PR Pro’s Guide to Facebook News and New Features Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate. Do you know how NOT to build a following on social media?
5 Deadly Ad Buying Mistakes
Convince & Convert
JULY 23, 2013
After all, the current capabilities of the display industry allow you to buy the exact audience that you want to reach. If you want to waste money, buy media. When it comes to buying media and ignoring audiences, the worst offenders are those who buy media in a place that services a very broad audience. How do you overcome ad buying disasters?
Tips To Improve Performance in Google Shopping
Social Media Marketing
OCTOBER 21, 2015
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.
Is Link Buying Necessary?
Small Business Mavericks
FEBRUARY 24, 2011
» Is Link Buying Necessary? to incorporate link buying into your marketing plan. She says point blank that link buying is absolutely necessary in an “ultra-competitive niche. Secondly, I’d say that it’s the idea that you can compete in an ultra-competitive niche without buying links. Is link buying evil? It is against Google’s guidelines.
The Advantage of Static HTML Links over Temporary Links
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
month-to-month backlinks) is that static HTML links are followed by crawlers from all major search engines such as Google and Bing without raising any red flags. LinkVehicle is a company that is riding the next evolution of static HTML links: they provide advertisers the opportunity to buy blog post reviews from talented online publishers. Static HTML Links. Takeaway.
3 Ways Google Search is impacted by #SocialMedia & #GooglePlus
APRIL 29, 2014
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? The one’s without a Google Plus page? Have a look at this image.
Half of IT Decision Makers Use Social Media To Make Buying Decisions, #RLTM Scoreboard
The Realtime Report
APRIL 18, 2014
Google Plus: 343 million monthly active users. Half of IT Decision Makers Use Social Media To Make Buying Decisions. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via YouTube. Twitter: 241 million monthly active users. via re/code. via TechCrunch. via VK.
Google's Third Wave Of Innovation
APRIL 16, 2014
Is it normal that a search engine is buying up all of the robotics and drone companies? If you''re in the marketing profession, you have to be scratching your head at the moves that Google has made over the past little while. If Google''s main form of revenue is advertising and licensing software, where will the ads be going on all of these robots and drones? Google''s first wave of innovation. Google has gone through two dramatic waves of innovation (with many nuances and smaller ones in between). Google''s second wave of innovation. google.
4 Reasons Google Bought Wildfire
Convince & Convert
JULY 31, 2012
Wildfire , a pioneering social media management software application that specialized in contests and promotions, announced today that it has been bought by Google for a smooth $250 million. Even though Wildfire had been courted for weeks by multiple suitors, most observers – including me didn’t view Google as a potential acquirer. 4 Reasons Google Bought Wildfire. I wrote a whole piece on that called “ Why Google Has the Hammer to Make Us Use Plus ” if you’re interested. Google and Facebook aren’t exactly pals.
The Ironic Beauty Of Google Indexing Tweets And Why Content Marketers Should Pay Attention
APRIL 12, 2015
Since February, 2015, Google has been adding tweets into their search index and then including them in the search results. There’s a history of them doing this, but Google stopped including tweets in their index around 2011. within the first 5 listings in the index and maybe even one or more of my comic strips in the Google images. Okay, here’s the scoop. giant.
How to View Google Offers Near You
JANUARY 27, 2011
Last week, Google sort-of confirmed to Mashable about the existence of Google Offers by reporting that: Google is communicating with small businesses to enlist their support and participation in a test of a pre-paid offers/vouchers program. Today (01/27/11), Google Offers had a soft launch. Learn the trick to view the Google Offers in your area! Tweet This!
Google Adds Google Plus Sharing Button to Header
OCTOBER 22, 2014
Google has just added a new Google Plus sharing button to the header, and it not only appears when you’re on Google Plus. If you are logged into your Google Account (or logged into someone else’s Google Account, ha!) then you will see this new icon/button wherever you go (on a Google-owned property). Google Search. Google Drive.
Microsoft Buys 26 Contosoyams Domain Names
OCTOBER 3, 2013
I checked Google Translate and Google says that it detected that the word was Spanish. But, I couldn’t find any reference to contosoyams anywhere in Google.com or even any of the Spanish Google sites. Microsoft is up to something. The whole reason I bring this up is that Microsoft doesn’t normally register a lot of domain names all at once like this. Update.