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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On The Death Of Google Reader

Waxing UnLyrical

Google recently announced it is killing off several of its services, which it does from time to time. This time though, Google cut services for a tool that isn’t just “popular.” But is this just a sign of RSS feeds becoming a part of Internet Past?

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Facebook News Feed: Website Speed Gets Higher Priority

Jon Loomer

Facebook is constantly tweaking their news feed algorithm. The latest impact of the algorithm to the Facebook news feed: Website speed. News Feed Update Favors Website Speed. The focus of Facebook’s news feed algorithm update is mobile.

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News Feed Optimization (NFO) is the new SEO!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This is the algorithm that controls what you see in your News Feed when you log into Facebook. Then came the days of wanting to appear at the top of a Google search (either paid or organically).

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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.

Google+ Isn’t Dying. Facebook Isn’t Dying. The News Feed is Dying.

Stay N' Alive

Paul Adams, inventor of Google+ Circles, and an all-around smart guy, wrote a post I shared earlier today on Facebook about basically the death of “the destination” His post really resonated with me. This is why Google Inbox just launched. Google+ isn’t going away.

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Differences Between Facebook and Google+

Idaconcpts

Google+ provides easier access to options for sharing information than Facebook does. Google+ Circles allows its users to select which of their friends they want to share certain things (such as a photo or post) with, while not allowing the others to see them. Image Credit: Fortune.

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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What I Like About the New Facebook Timeline Profile, Privacy Settings, and News Feed

Kikolani

So, as a change of pace, here are some gems that have come about from the latest updates that are actually pretty cool from the news feed to the new Facebook Timeline Profile. The Best Facebook News Feed Setting. By far, of all things they have done to the news feed, I love this!

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Take Advantage of Additional Google News Opportunities for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Google News continues to be an important source of traffic for publishers, in particular from the news OneBoxes that are frequently included in regular Web search results. As I covered in Google News news_keywords Meta Tag: More Cons than Pros?

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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Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

Viper Chill

Some of the biggest news in the blogging world over the last week was without a doubt Google’s announcement that on June 1st, they’re closing Google Reader. Paraphrasing their own words, the usage of Reader is smaller than ever, and Google want to focus on fewer products.

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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?

Creating a Custom RSS Feed for Guest Posts

Kikolani

Figuring out how to do this with particular systems might pose a specific challenge, especially if those networks only allow you to import one RSS feed. Creating a Custom RSS Feed. Ok, not from scratch, but using the base elements from another RSS feed. The Custom Feed Results.

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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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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. Currently few social media management tools offer Google+ support, though Hootsuite will be soon. So why do all the big brands have Google+ pages then?

What Makes Your Facebook Page Post Feature On Feeds? - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

While Google's search algorithms are well kept secrets Facebook is transparent about the algorithms that it uses for Posts of Pages to appear on the Feeds of the Fans / Community Members. So basically what does this tell us in short: The more immediate, the more times people interact with Page, and the more they comment is better for the Page posts to come up and be seen on the Feeds of Fans and Community Members.

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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?

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

Basically, it allows users who are signed into their Google account to customize their homepage with lots of cool stuff. You can add RSS feeds, YouTube subscriptions, personalize it with custom themes, and even view your Gmail inbox, all in one place. How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle.

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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.

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.

20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches

Buzz Marketing for Technology

20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches. For millions of people Google is an indispensable search tool that they use every day, in all facets of their lives. From work or school, research, to looking up movies and celebrities to news and gossip, Google is the go-to search engine.

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You Finally Have a Google Plus Business Page… Now What?

SocialFish

Tuesday night I had the awesome privilege of hanging out with Marc Pitman and Nathan Hand on Google Plus. At one point Nathan put a challenge on the table for the three of us to write a post about Google Plus Pages during the Hangout. So you have a Google Plus Page… Now What?

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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. Fill your feed with plenty of relevant information.

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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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Is Google Quietly Embracing Paid Inclusion?

Bill Hartzer

Let’s think about Google’s current product offerings, what services they are offer us as business owners, online merchants, and website owners. Over the years, Google says that it’s free to get listed. Is Google quietly embracing paid inclusion?

Google: Watermarks in Google Shopping Images Violates Guidelines

Bill Hartzer

A merchant who participates in Google Shopping has received a warning from Google that the images they are using in their Google Shopping feed violate their guidelines because watermarks are included. Google Search Engines

21 Top Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers

Socially Sorted

In this post, I share 21 Top Google Chrome Extensions that will help you get more done as a social media marketer. . I’ve been using Google Chrome extensions for a couple of years now. Here they are: 21 Top Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers.

Apple TV, Google Chromecast Users Can Stream Facebook Videos to Their TVs

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network announced Thursday that users with devices including Apple TV and Google Chromecast can now stream videos from Facebook directly to their TV screens. Or you can find more videos to watch by choosing a new one from places like News Feed or your Saved tab.

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Google Linking Webmaster Tools And Google Analytics

Small Business Mavericks

» Google Linking Webmaster Tools And Google Analytics There have been several significant improvements made to Google’s Webmaster Tools over this past week. About Us What’s a Maverick?

2012 Google I/O - Is This the 2007 Facebook F8?

Stay N' Alive

All eyes should be on Google's Annual Developer Conference, Google I/O next week. Some may not be aware of this, but previous to Facebook's 2007 F8 conference, they too had an API very similar to the state of Google+'s API today. Google+ is in a very similar state today.

Google Showing Multiple Domains in SERPS for Site: Command

Bill Hartzer

Google is showing multiple domain names in its search results when the site: command is used if domains pointing to the main domain include the canonical tag. Looks like Google follows the last one. Google Search Engines

11 Google Reader Alternatives to Consider

Kikolani

July 1st is just about here, so if you haven’t already, now is the time to choose your alternative RSS reader of choice to replace Google Reader. Since I last wrote about Google Reader alternatives, more services have sprung up to fill the voie. Feedly.

Facebook's Need for Consistency in the Competition With Google

Stay N' Alive

When people such as Google and Twitter mention their inability to integrate with Facebook, I traditionally shake my head. After all, I see things such as Youtube integrate just fine with Facebook, but Google complains they can't seem to integrate Facebook's platform into Google.

BREAKING: Google is shutting down Google Reader on July 1

SocialFish

From the Official Google Blog : We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader.

5 Google Chrome Extensions Every Digital Nomad Needs

Koka Sexton

Thankfully, Google Chrome has a number of extensions that can help you create an optimal digital environment that will block out distractions and keep you on track to make that deadline. The post 5 Google Chrome Extensions Every Digital Nomad Needs appeared first on Koka Sexton.

Social Video: How to Stand Out in the News Feed

Simply Measured

Tomorrow at 10AM PST, I’m joining experts from Hanapin, The Weather Channel, and Curulate for a webinar called How to stand out in the news feed with social video marketing. When was the last time you were in a meeting about social strategy and someone didn’t bring up video?

Google+ : A Quick Snapshot

Mindjumpers

It’s a social networking web of ideas and elements that’s set to change the way we work with Google. Personally, I feel it is a quite intelligent move if Google wants to expand commercially (for businesses), in line with Facebook’s move. Google’s +1 Button vs. Facebook’s Like Button.

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Facebook’s Algorithm Invites Marketers to Step It Up: Here’s Why

SocialTimes Facebook

Aiming to improve News Feed , Facebook’s recent algorithm update has nothing to do with relevance, reach or relationship settings. The social media giant is cracking down on headlines that distort, mislead or altogether withhold information–in other words, stories that bait readers with sensational headlines and then fail to deliver on their promises will appear less frequently in News Feed. Here’s how it’s done: Make yourself useful: Remember Google’s Panda update?