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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How to Leverage the New Twitter Partnership with Google

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com On February 4, Bloomberg broke the news about a deal between Google and Twitter , allowing tweets to appear in Google’s search results as soon as they are posted. Clearly, Google is showing little urgency to get tweets into their index fast.

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Do Google +1s and Shares Help Search Engine Rankings?

Bill Hartzer

My friend Eric Enge from Stone Temple Consulting took the time recently to put together a great study that focused on the Google+ social network. The whole idea of this study was to figure out whether or not Google +1s actually help search engine rankings.

Google Plus SEO: The Business Benefits

Pamorama

Google Plus offers business opportunities available nowhere else. The social network run by Google — the gateway to your business — is a game-changer. It ties together several Google products and delivers many rewards for brands. Google Plus and social signals.

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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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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.

Google Acquires Twitter Assets Fabric, Crashlytics, Answers, Digits, Fastlane

SocialTimes Twitter

Google announced Wednesday that it acquired several technology assets from Twitter, most notably its Fabric mobile application development platform. Other assets going from Twitter to Google are the Crashlytics crash-reporting platform, mobile app analytics tool Answers , SMS login system Digits and development automation system Fastlane. During a transition period, Digits will continue to be maintained by Twitter under its existing terms.

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The Difference Between SEOs and Search Engine Marketers

Bill Hartzer

During a recent comment thread on Facebook by my buddy Steve Floyd , the subject of SEOs (Search Engine Optimization pros or “search engine optimizers”) and SEMs (Search Engine Marketers or “Pay Per Click professionals”) came up.

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. “Search Engines&# shows visits from people who clicked to your site from a search engine result page. Post on Google Buzz.

Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic

SocMed Sean

Remember, the more you clean up those old posts the more they will pay you back with increased search engine traffic or organic traffic from social networks like Twitter and Facebook. The data provided to you by Google can be a goldmine in finding and fixing 404 errors.

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.

Google+ and World Domination

Janet Fouts

If you’re as into social media networks as I am you’d have to have your head in the sand to miss the launch of Google+ , a shiny new social network from Google. Which of course means you’ve got to have a Google profile. What if you did get into Google+ already?

Why Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus

Convince & Convert

Everyone’s all abuzz and atwitter about Plus, the new social network from a search engine company with which you might be familiar. No slaving over list creation (Twitter), or slogging through the mine field of clicks and sketchy instructions for creating your own groups (Facebook).

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?

Behr Paint Now Offering SEO and Search Engine Marketing Services

Bill Hartzer

But, apparently Behr Paint ( Behr Process Corporation ) is now offering search engine optimization and search engine marketing services to registered BehrPro professionals. – Google+ Local registration. – Paid search campaigns for Google AdWords.

Does Buying Facebook Likes Help Search Engine Rankings?

Bill Hartzer

According to this unsolicited commercial email (spam), getting more Facebook Likes will increase your search engine rankings. 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.

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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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?

Is Twitter Or Facebook More Influential In The SERPs?

Small Business Mavericks

Todd Mallicoat aka Stuntdubl recently fielded a series of SEO questions on Twitter. Next year, what will effect (sic) SERP’s (sic) more, Twitter or Facebook? As Rand points out, Google and Facebook aren’t exactly friends. In fact, Google has decided not to use popular Facebook indicators in its search algorithms, which means that Facebook does not really affect Google’s SERPs. But Bing still is way behind Google in search market share.

Did Google Just Kill Email?

Twist Image

No need to fret, Google is here. Let''s go back in time to a blog post titled, Is Google+ About To Make Facebook Frown? from January 2012: "Google has the power (and ability) to make Google+ (and everything being shared within it) the underlying social platform within all of its many applications ( Android , Gmail , Google Docs , Picasa , Google Maps , Google News , YouTube , etc.). google. google circles. google docs.

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.

The Truth about Google + for Business (and Content Marketing)

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments They’re not going to take away the aspects of the social layer; Google+ is Google. “The challenge is that those people [the authors] don’t really understand Google+ as a social destination or as a social layer.”

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?

How to Get Your Google+ Plus Posts Indexed in Google

Bill Hartzer

Google+ (also referred to as Google Plus), is the new social network by Google that is very similar to Facebook in its functionality. As you probably know by now, I am certainly a tough critic at times when it comes to search engine optimization.

Will Media Outlets Keep Using Google+ Personal Accounts? Will Google Let Them?

Adam Sherk

Earlier this week Search Engine Land reported that Christian Oestlien, the Ads Lead for Google+, had posted a message asking businesses to hold off on using personal accounts to create business pages and that non-user profiles would be shut down.

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Google News Optimization Tips

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Google News Optimization Tips by Adam Sherk on September 3, 2009 This week Google put out a video to give publishers more information on how Google News works and how best to optimize for it.

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34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It’s Google’s latest attempt at social media, and they finally got it right. Google Plus Tips, Tactics and How-To Guides.

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The #1 Reason You’ll Want to Use Google+

Almost Savvy

If you’re still wondering if you ought to bother spending time getting to know yet another social network, I’ve got one big reason you might want to give Google+ a try. I’ll be addressing those features and how to get started using Google+ in the next few posts.

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Is Google+ About To Make Facebook Frown?

Twist Image

It's time to pay attention to Google+. Back in July, I Blogged about Google 's foray into online social networking, Google+ (more here: Co-dependency In The Age of Facebook ). This takes Googling yourself to a whole other level, doesn't it? Google+ for business.

Search Engine Optimization For Growth With John Jantsch - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Twist Image

He's a phenomenal speaker and the author of many bestselling business books, including Duct Tape Marketing , The Referral Engine , The Commitment Engine , Duct Tape Selling and the recently published, SEO for Growth - The Ultimate Guide for Marketers, Web Designers, and Entrepreneurs. Admittedly, when I saw that John was publishing a book on search engine marketing, my first reactions was, "what year is this? So, what is the state of search engine optimization?

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20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools

Pamorama

Here’s why Twitter is one of the best social media platforms for listening: Real-time results. We’ve all heard examples of how breaking news spreads immediately on Twitter. Because of Twitter’s real-time search engine, you can get a quick pulse of public opinion.

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

SocialTimes Facebook

In a June Newsroom post , engineer Lars Backstrom made it pretty clear that Facebook is aware the changes will disrupt businesses. 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.

Why Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus

Convince & Convert

Everyone’s all abuzz and atwitter about Plus, the new social network from a search engine company with which you might be familiar. No slaving over list creation (Twitter), or slogging through the mine field of clicks and sketchy instructions for creating your own groups (Facebook).

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. We’re proud to acknowledge these 50 women from 41 different organizations as the top #Nifty50 women of technology on Twitter for 2012. She’s a rock star on Twitter and also speaks French.

What The Twitter-Yahoo! Partnership Means To You

Small Business Mavericks

Twitter and Google got their very public divorce in 2011 after a brief flirtation period with realtime search. Since then, Google has deployed Google+ to mostly positive results. Twitter has been dating and looking for a replacement. than Twitter on the surface of things. I mean, what’s to be gained from this relationship for Twitter other than having additional capital to use for other things? How about Twitter?

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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

Search Engine Optimization: 5 Important SEO Ranking Factors

Bill Hartzer

Such web pages, with heavy advertisements on top of their page, are being hit hard by Google. Google Instant, a new production of Google, was released for iPhones and Android based mobile systems. Search Engine Optimization

How Social Media Can Affect Your Search Engine Rankings

ProBlogger

Now more than ever, marketing experts are improving their marketing strategy with fewer resources, and they are shifting marketing budgets from traditional to digital tactics like search engine optimization and social media. SEO is much more than just high ranking in Google. Twitter.

Social Networking Stats: Twitter Users Hit ‘Share’ Nearly 5X More Than Facebook Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Twitter: over 500 million users. Google Plus: 170 million “people who have upgraded” via Google. via Search Engine Land. Twitter Users Hit ‘Share’ Nearly 5X More Than Facebook Users. Twitter has the most active user base by far.

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.