Non-Facebook Users: Please Comment Here

Ari Herzog

Scroll below his post to add a comment — and be forced to comment through Facebook. Whether or not you choose to share that comment on your Facebook wall is up to you, but it’s either comment with Facebook or don’t comment at all.

Google+ for Your Business

yMarketingMatters

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.

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Commenting Etiquette 101

Jason Yormark

One of the things I’ve loved about blogging is getting to see the growth of comments on my blog over the years. However with more comments comes more questionable responses. I’ve gotten my fair share, and it got me thinking about comment etiquette. Don’t comment just to comment.

Why Blog Comments Are About Branding

Small Business Mavericks

Remember when blog comments were about building links and traffic? Then Google decided not to count blog comments for links. That pretty much shut down the blog-commenting-as-linkbuilding game. But blog comments still hold value. The value to be found in blog comments today is in branding. When you leave a blog comment on a blog post within your niche, you are essentially signing that comment with your stamp of authority.

Google+ Tips and Tricks

Janet Fouts

This post is meant to be a getting started guide for those of us who got an invite and are now wondering how to use Google+. If you’re looking for an overview of Google+ check out Part 1 of this post: Google+ and World Domination. Start with your Google Profile.

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Where does Google+ fit into your B2B Marketing plans? [infographic]

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Have you made Google Plus a part of your marketing strategy yet? After all, it’s not every day that a social media website goes to great lengths to make your business more visible, but that’s exactly what you’ll get from Google’s services.

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Facebook vs Google Infographic

Idaconcpts

Subscribe to the comments for this post? Post on Google Buzz. Google vs Facebook facebook versus google facebook vs google google facebook infographic google versus facebook google vs facebook

How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting

Kikolani

And one thing I discovered very quickly about the photo community is if you want comments, you better start giving comments first. Once I started interacting, I saw my own comment numbers start moving in the right direction as well. In Google Reader, of course.

How to Set Up Blog Comments as Goals in Google Analytics Using WordPress Hacks

Kikolani

As many of you know, I love writing about Google Analytics. One of the best ways to get actionable data out of your Google Analytics is to set up goals. Absolutely – you can start with your comments! What You Can Learn from Setting Up Blog Comments as Goals.

The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Despite its detractors , Google+ remains one of the “big four” social networks and has its share of prominent fans in the business world. For most websites, Google+ doesn’t drive the volume of social traffic that Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter do.

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Feature Friday: Why Negative Blog Comments are Important and Wanted

Ari Herzog

Nevertheless, you Googled them and eventually got to know them, which would have been the first step toward buying from them. Having negative comments on your Facebook wall or blog means you’re doing something right! Take those negative comments from your pagans, and address it in a way that talks to your core believers! What can you post today on Facebook, Twitter, a blog’s comment section, etc. Features branding comments

5 Top Social Media Professionals on Google+

Janet Fouts

There’s been a lot of noise about Google+. Personally I’ve got a love/hate relationship with Google+. Heck, even for this article many of us are confused about the name itself, is it G+, Google Plus, Google + or Google+??? Google+. Google+.

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The Value Of Blog Comments

Twist Image

Last week, Mathew Ingram over at GigaOm published a Blog post titled, Yes, blog comments are still worth the effort. It seems like there's a movement for more and more Blogs to not bother having the comments enabled. Blog comments are becoming increasingly valuable. We need to take a step back to remember how far we have come in order to get an indication of the future (and what it could mean to the overall value of Blog comments). blog comment. google plus.

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.

What's The Point In Commenting On Blogs?

Twist Image

What is the true value of a comment on a blog? Eventually, additional features like the ability for a reader to comment on a post and the introduction of RSS (a syndication feature that would notify readers by email or web-based readers when the blogger updated or published to the blog) helped to propel the platform to the mainstream. To this date, there is a constant slew of criticism and discourse on the importance of comments. Let''s get over the comments. google.

How Indian Politicians are Using Google+ Hangouts

Waxing UnLyrical

But Google has completely changed the way we “hang out” with our near and dear ones. Image: SatishAcharya via Google, CC 3.0. Considering the power and reach of Google Hangouts, do you think they will become the next best alternative for PR professionals?

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Making Google+ Worth Your Time

Janet Fouts

This morning I had a conversation with a friend about Google+ and it’s a conversation I used to have about Twitter. It all started with the announcement that the NFL is adding Google+ Hangouts to the league’s fantasy football pages to enable a video chat feature right on the pages.

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10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments

Kikolani

PageRank 5, Alexa rank about 15K and constantly dropping (in case you are not familiar with how Alexa rank works, the lower the number, the better), a wealth of comments on every post. And blog commenting is still one of the easiest ways to get backlinks.

Matt Cutts Comments on My April Fool’s Prank

Bill Hartzer

By the way, if you haven’t seen the post, it’s titled “ Globe Runner Welcomes Matt Cutts as Director of Search “ On the April 8, 2015 “This Week at Google” Twit.tv show with Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis, Matt Cutts commented my our April Fool’s prank.

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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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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How to get your content shared on Google+

Janet Fouts

Even though this is a Google product and we know they must have a lot of data and information collected on the conversations on Google+ that data is still pretty hard for users to find. So how can you measure how effective your Google+ engagement is? What about my Google+ page?

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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. Needless to say, Google profiles are a huge resource for business.

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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. Update: for more on this last point see the comment from Michael Cottam below).

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Blog Comment Spammer Leaves Comment. Forgets to Spin the Content.

Bill Hartzer

When you have a fairly popular blog, you have to deal with comment spammers. Unfortunately, blog comment spamming still works apparently, or at least the blog spammers haven’t learned that it doesn’t work. Occasionally I get some really funny blog comments.

Creating A Friendly URL For Your Google Plus Page

SocMed Sean

I finally got around to creating my Google+ page for SocMedSean. While Google+ is pretty easy to setup and use, one of the things I don’t like about Google+ pages is the fact that you can’t create a friendly URL.

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How Time Magazine Gained 1.2 Million Google+ Followers

The Realtime Report

Time magazine has become one of the most popular news brands on Google+, with over 1.2 Cathy Sharick, managing editor of Time.com, shared some tips for achieving success on Google+, as reported by Journalism.co.uk. add a Google+ button to each news story.

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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. .

Google+ for Nonprofits

SocialFish

If there’s one thing the whole world has learned since 1998: ignore Google at your own peril. Google+ may not have the user base or popularity of other social networks, but it does have the search giant’s backing and a whole lot of potential.

Google Helpouts- Small Biz Boon?

Janet Fouts

We are big fans of the Google Hangout around here. Now Google’s introduced a new program called “Helpouts” The idea is to do a hangout with someone else to help them solve a problem or learn a skill. Tried Google Helpouts?

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. Share them in a comment!

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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. Given the rise of social media, a common question by newbies to Google Analytics is how to track their social media referrals.

Google: The search party is not over

Idaconcpts

[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.]. Copeland states that investors are nervous as to where Google's revenue growth will come from. What are Google's problems you ask?

Stop Losing Track of Instagram Comments

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Stop Losing Track of Instagram Comments. Comments From Engaged Followers Are Too Easily Buried In Notifications. You see, when you post a great image to Instagram, it will garner all kinds of likes and comments. Comments are effectively buried!

How Flickr and Google Help Us Remember

Ari Herzog

Through Flickr’s users who viewed, commented, liked, and shared that photo, the LOC can now tell a story for what was once a story-less photograph. Whereas Flickr’s Commons is restricted to photos, the Google Cultural Institute encompasses videos and interviews to revisit the past.

Dear Blog Comment Spammer: I Think Your Comment Spam Tool is Broken

Bill Hartzer

Dear Blog Comment Spammer, who just left a comment on one of my recent blog posts: I think whatever software tool or script that you are using is broken. I don’t even think an automated bot of some sort would allow comments like these on a blog.

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. The benefits of a Google+ presence.

News Organizations on Google+: Which Pages Get the Most Engagement?

Adam Sherk

News organizations (along with businesses of all kinds) have been able to create official Google+ pages for a couple months now so I thought I’d check in and see how their pages are doing. Per Post Comments. puts them in the top 5 for comments per post.

A Review of Google Social Media Tools

Idaconcpts

Google has often been blasted for failing to understand social media and capitalize on the rise of this communication channel. When asked about Google social media tools, the average person will immediately mention Google+. Google Buzz. Google+.

Should you start a Google+ page for your business?

Janet Fouts

A page doesn’t get notifications by email, text or in the Google+ bar, so it’s hard to keep on top of your discussions. The only way to know if your page has new comments is to browse the feed for the page. Unless you’re a big brand with Google Direct Connect you don’t own the page name. Pages can’t comment or even +1 a conversation unless that person is following the page. So why do all the big brands have Google+ pages then?