ZDNet Buys Domain Name: Immediately Gets 2 Year Old Trusted Site Banned in Google

Bill Hartzer

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. Google absolutely got it right, and was correct in banning the site in Google.

How Social Media and Smart Devices Impact Consumers’ Buying Decisions [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

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.

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Who Will Buy Your.Brand Domain

Ari Herzog

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.

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How to Buy a Website

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Apart from a great how-to on starting up a site, it highlights the growing trend to buying websites rather than starting from scratch. Why Buy? By buying instead, you can get a proven website where you can focus on growing the site rather than getting than initial traction.

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Review of the Online Group Buying Industry

Idaconcpts

Group buying is a trend that had incredibly growth throughout 2010. Group buying, which refers to social buying or collective buying as well, is the buying an offer which has been significantly reduced, due to the fact that it is only valid if enough buyers are found.

Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Ad Retargeting, Google ‘+Post Ads,’ Apple Buys Topsy

The Realtime Report

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).

The Pinterest Buy Button Might Rock Your Ecommerce

Convince & Convert

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.

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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. Even in Google News, profile-based links appear.

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Social Networks Have Little Influence on What You Buy Online

Pamorama

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 Google should be really worried.

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Marketplace to Buy, Sell Links Based on Google Authorship and Klout Launched

Bill Hartzer

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. AuthorLinks is a marketplace for buying and selling links based on a web site owner’s Google Authorship and overall Klout score.

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Butchering The Google Chrome CPU Hog

SocMed Sean

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.

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How Flickr and Google Help Us Remember

Ari Herzog

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. Media culture Flickr Google

Looking Back on the Year of the Panda: Google Algorithm Changes

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

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.

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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. How much is a a Tweet worth, in dollar terms?

Does Buying Facebook Likes Help Search Engine Rankings?

Bill Hartzer

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. He should have mentioned that Bing.com has a relationship with Facebook, not Google.

New Features In Facebook Groups To Improve The Way People Buy And Sell - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

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. Interesting? Just the way we have the ''Write Post'' feature we have the ''Sell Something'' feature.

Google Shutting Down Open ID 2.0, Migrating to Google+ Sign-In

Bill Hartzer

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. Don’t forget to add me on Google+. Google

Social Media Stock Talk: Five Reasons to Buy Facebook

Waxing UnLyrical

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. Google+ has stalled because, in spite of its amazing features (seriously, Hangouts is cool and you know it), it doesn’t have the already-existing numbers.

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Facebook Ads vs. Google AdWords: Which Is Better for Your Business?

SocialTimes Facebook

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. Few people are on Facebook searching for products, so this point goes to Google. Local business: Again, advantage Google.

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.

Buying & Selling Websites for Profit: An In-Depth Guide

Viper Chill

In short, here’s my position: I like to buy websites I can automate through outsourcing and I sell websites that I no longer enjoy running or have a desire to grow. In cases like that I may type the phrase into Google and contact the owners of the sites on the second page.

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Google Buys Illegal +.com Domain Name on Domain Aftermarket

Bill Hartzer

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], It doesn’t look to me like Google “did their homework&# when they purchased that domain name.

The Advantage of Static HTML Links over Temporary Links

Idaconcpts

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.

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Google+: The New Kid on the Block, but is it Too Little, Too Late?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

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. Learn About Google+ on Google+.

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Half of IT Decision Makers Use Social Media To Make Buying Decisions, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

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.

25 Google Analytics Admin Settings Explained

Razor Social

Google Analytics is without a doubt one of the most useful tools available to help you gain insight into your online marketing performance. So go ahead, log into your Google Analytics account and click the Admin tab at the bottom of the menu on the left. in Google Analytics.

Is Link Buying Necessary?

Small Business Mavericks

» 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. Is link buying evil? It is against Google’s guidelines.

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The Ironic Beauty Of Google Indexing Tweets And Why Content Marketers Should Pay Attention

SocMed Sean

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. Why is Google indexing tweets ironic at all?

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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5 Deadly Ad Buying Mistakes

Convince & Convert

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. They’re the ones who spend £300,000 to buy a one-day homepage takeover on Yahoo! Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

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?

Google's Third Wave Of Innovation

Twist Image

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. It''s important to understand that in phase one, Google mastered search.

4 Reasons Google Bought Wildfire

Convince & Convert

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. Google and Facebook aren’t exactly pals.

How to View Google Offers Near You

Idaconcpts

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. Post on Google Buzz.

Why Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus

Convince & Convert

My initial, abbreviated take is that Google’s new social toy is essentially a Facebook Twitter hybrid with outstanding ease-of-use and eye-popping potential. Already, some early Google Plus users have created 20 or more Circles to categorize their online relationships.

Google Adds Google Plus Sharing Button to Header

Bill Hartzer

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!) Google Search. Google Drive.

Microsoft Buys 26 Contosoyams Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

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.

5 Psychological Techniques To Get Readers to Subscribe & Buy Your Product

Kikolani

Those that motivate us to take action, check the product website online, or even buy the product. Then later, you ask him to buy your product. You can also convince your readers to buy your product first and then subscribe to your list by including subscription links in your product. You ask your reader to buy the product at first, and if they don’t, ask them to simply subscribe (which doesn’t cost any money).

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4 Reasons Why Twitter Should Buy TweetDeck

TwiTip

Last week, the blogosphere was on fire with reaction to a report by the Wall Street Journal that Twitter is in talks to buy TweetDeck for $50 Million (registration may be required to read the post). 4 Reasons Why Twitter Should Buy TweetDeck.

Why Google is Going to Dominate TV Ads

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com Google wants to transform television advertising once and for all. A really fascinating announcement from Google recently about their move into television advertising. Google plays the long game better than any company, maybe in history.