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22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community

Spin Sucks

In the past 12 months, the #PRstack community has created an app that has characterized more than 250 third-party tools. It has published 48 how-to guides written by more than 35 community members covering different areas of the public relations workflow. Tool Google Analytics.

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Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate

Spin Sucks

Kimberly Erskine says Google+ is not dead and makes the case on why businesses are discounting their SEO efforts if they don't use it consistently. The post Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Why the Boston Globe Shouldn’t Be Building Community on Facebook

SocialFish

——— My favorite Associations Now author, Ernie Smith, wrote a great article about building community around your most engaged users. Kudos to the Boston Globe for recognizing that creating a community for its most engaged readers is a great tactic.

10 Reasons Businesses Will Start Using Google+ Communities in 2014

Convince & Convert

By now you may well have heard of Google+, and you think it is a ‘social media thing’, right? Sure, there is a social destination, but Google+ has tools for every business looking to increase engagement: a) Within their business itself, and b) To build relationships and develop loyal ‘fans’ of them and their brands. And you’ve heard all that nonsense about Google+ being a ghost town? Types of G+ Communities There are two types of communities: 1.

Putting the “We” in Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In the social space, there’s a lot of talk about “community.” ” We hear it all the time and, rightly so; because community is just that important. Like Rome, however, a community can’t be built in a day. Putting “we” in community.

Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation

Waxing UnLyrical

You may have created great content, and you may have a good distribution plan, but shares and engagement are unlikely to come unless you have also focused on community building. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation.

Millennials and Transparency in Online Communities

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount.

Why people don’t get Google+

Janet Fouts

Google+ is a great social network. Google+ is worth the effort. I 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+.

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10 Things to Consider As You Move to Google+

Spin Sucks

Something interesting is happening with Google+. Here we’ve spent years (in most cases) building communities on something we don’t own and guess what? This is why it’s so important to build community on a platform that you own.

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24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

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. So what makes Google+ special?

The Complete Guide to Google+ for B2B Marketing [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Google+ seems to be an enigma in the social world, the quiet kid in the corner of the room that most are afraid to interact with. In fact, Google+ can be friendly and a resource with amazing results when a respective marketer learns how to utilize it in the right manner.

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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.

How Google+ Could Affect SEO

Idaconcpts

Google HQ is constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of searches. The introduction of Google+ is an interesting attempt in bringing user-generated content through social media closer to the Google search engine. Here is a discussion of how Google+ could affect SEO.

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Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]

Waxing UnLyrical

At the heart of social PR lies community. So that’s what we focused on for the April #measurePR Twitter chat; how to measure community, how to tell when community-building initiatives are working (and when they’re not), and how community-focused metrics might change over time. Experts in measuring community. A1: Building a community around a product or service is just part of our jobs in #PR today (which is great, because it’s fun!).

Community design showcase: NTEN keeps it simple

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. Let’s look at a few key parts of the community.

How Instagram Makes Communities Better

Spin Sucks

Our conversation reminded me of Jeff Jarvis’ What Would Google Do ? Jarvis writes: Please, the publisher beseeched him, how can my publication start a community like yours? We should own a community, shouldn’t we? You don’t start communities, he said. Community.

YOU’RE INVITED: Community Manager Appreciation Day, Washington DC #CMAD

SocialFish

Next Monday, January 26 is Community Manager Appreciation Day! Community is what we all do, and we’re passionate about it. Definitely check out what’s going on for CMAD this year, including 24 hours of Google+ hangouts and Community Manager Appreciation Awards, on the official website.

135 Million Users Are Active in Google+ Stream

The Realtime Report

“Today Google+ is the fastest-growing network thingy ever” wrote Google Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra in a blog post late last week. The blog post also announced new features for Google+, showing a continued effort to make the social network more appealing to users.

How to Use #PRStack to Create a Community of Action

Spin Sucks

Here I lay out five significant steps #PRStack took that blog post rant into a positive community of action that is helping to change the modern workflow for the public relations industry. Define Your Community. So, you’re thinking about forming a community. By Scott Guthrie.

How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

But like any other marketing strategy, growing your B2B Facebook community simply requires an investment of time and genuine engagement. Below I’ll highlight a couple of simple and effective methods that’ll help grow a B2B Facebook community through engaging content curation.

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How to Bring Humor to Community Management

Convince & Convert

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Community managers have a challenging job. To drive participation and engagement around the contest, the community management team for Ikea Singapore responded to every comment with a funny meme starring the Shelf Help Guru.

18 Expert Guides to Using Google+ for Business

Webbiquity SMM

Despite the reputation Google+ has in some circles for being the social network that everyone has joined but no one uses , marketers are increasing viewing it as a vital platform for branding and engagement. So what are the best practices for posting and sharing content on Google+?

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Google+ Page Tips for Nonprofits

SocialFish

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+.

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Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount.

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.

Building Your Community On Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Building Your Community On Social Media I Work As Freelance Social Media Network Professional And Review OnLine Earning Opportunities. ? 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!

Are The Signs Pointing to the Demise of Google+ ?

SocialFish

As much as I liked the concept of Google+ (or is it Google Plus? And for individuals who blog or contribute to publications, Google authorship was worth setting up a Google+ profile for in terms of SEO and verification of authority.

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SEO Strategies: Optimisation Ideas for Your Google+ Page

Mindjumpers

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. Links – You can direct other Google+ users to your company’s site by putting its URL in the “Website” and “About” sections.

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Interview with Community Manager: Emma Gannon

Social Media Citizens

Emma Gannon is currently a global community manager of Dove Facebook. Emma has experience of community managing blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages for international brands. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? .

Community Manager: To Be Or Not To Be!

Mindjumpers

Tweet Community Managers are the voice of the brand, but their role varies across companies. There are no set list of rules or guidelines which can a make a successful community, but all successful communities have a common ingredient – a good Community Manager.

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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Community Un-Managing: Cheat Sheet for Community Managers and Tips for Companies

SocialFish

I recently left my position managing social media and online community for a large professional association. It’s not like you can just change the password for the account because company pages for Facebook, Linkedin and Google+ are linked to the person’s personal accounts.

Boost your business with Google Plus Page ??? How Create Google+ Profile and Page

Social Media Marketing

Google Plus is a social networking site design and developed by Google Inc. Google+ is a similar social media site like Face book, Linkedin and Stumble Upon where user can share anything that he/she like. Google+ is the second largest social media site after Facebook.

Breaking Up Google

Geoff Livingston

It may be time to break Google up. At a minimum, the Justice Department should consider taking up antitrust action against Google again. Google takes these actions to drive revenue for its advertising products. In doing so, Google pushes the boundaries of fair data use.

How to Run Successful Campaigns on Google+

Convince & Convert

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been working on the best practices for running campaigns on Google+ and how, as Chris Brogan would say, we can make our buyers the hero of the story. Why think in terms of campaigns on Google+? I use Google Circles.

How Socially Responsible Communications Maintain Your Community Cool

Waxing UnLyrical

Another great resource or ally can come from working with a trusted research firm that can help you “uncover the hidden patterns of understanding that undermine citizen action,” as the Topos Partnership has done for a variety of communities in at least seven different sectors.

YouTube, Gmail, Google Places are Dead, Long Live Google Plus

Laurel Papworth

Will Google fold YouTube, Gmail and Places into Google Plus? Oh, and Google’s Authorship Markup suddenly screws with your SEO (search engine optimisation) and SMO (social media optimisation) in ways that you can only imagine. Google’s SMO search algorithm ).

Five Observations Gained from Starting an Online Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In October of last year, I launched an online community called Agree, Disagree, or Qualify. Building an online community doesn’t happen overnight. Discussion builds communities. The community builds upon itself by testing claims and commenting on those claims. The more discourse that takes place, the more others engage and the larger the community becomes. Communities co-create their own culture. Photo: Provided by ADQ Community.

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.

16 Random Facts My Community Taught Me

Waxing UnLyrical

Google? area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn 16 Random Facts My Community Taught Me. Community community building random facts