Top Five: Google is shuttering G+

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top stories this week include Facebook’s crackdown, Google’s continuing investment in quality news, another new Instagram feature, the final throes of Google’s G+ and how all emoji are being treated equal on Twitter. Google is shuttering G+.

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Google is refreshing mobile search

Sherrilynne Starkie

Google is launching a visual refresh of the mobile search results page designed to increase transparency on the world’s favourite search engine. Google will be adding more action buttons (buy a ticket, listen to a podcast) and previews to search results cards soon.

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Google Provides Official End Date for Google+

Social Media Today

Google has outlined the official timeline for the closure of Google+, giving users time to download any content they might want to keep

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#ThursdayThoughts with Google selfie searches

Sherrilynne Starkie

Google introduces celebrity selfie searches. Marketing Google selfieNow when searching for news about Will Ferrell, or any of a couple of dozen other celebrities, you’ll find a short video clip of him answering frequently asked questions.

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Google Publishes New Guide on Linking Google Ads and Google Analytics

Social Media Today

Google has released a new guide which outlines the benefits of linking your Google Ads and Google Analytics info to improve your ad targeting

Facebook vs. Google+ [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Singlegain has compiled this infographic that compares Facebook with Google+. From the very beginning of its launch, there has been much debate whether Google+ will be an actual threat to Facebook’s dominance on the social media scene. Google+ vs Facebook: A Turf War?

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Google Keep will get you organized

Sherrilynne Starkie

Google Keep is a nifty little free app that can help lift a content marketing effort to the next level. Google Keep Screenshot (Photo credit: Schockwellenreiter). Being Google, its search function is excellent too. Being Google, Keep is available for Android.

Improvements to Google+

Sherrilynne Starkie

Google recently announced improvements to Google+ Hangouts and photos. For the first time Google+ Hangouts, which I use quite a lot, support both location sharing and SMS. Google can now recognize more than a thousand different objects, which means tagging and search become a lot easier. Google says that is has more than 540 million active users and that 1.5 The Google+ social network is still experience strong and fast growth. Google Hangouts 2.0

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Google SEO Tips: 8 Steps to Optimize Your Google My Business Listing [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Google My Business has become a key SEO tool - here are some tips on how to maximize your Google My Business profile

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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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Google Updates Google Images to Make it Easier to Shop via Search

Social Media Today

Google has announced a new update for Google Images which will help users compare image results, with a focus on shopping

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Google Adds More Social-Like Options to Google My Business Listings

Social Media Today

Google has announced a new set of features for Google My Business profiles, which will provide additional opportunities for business listings across Google's offerings

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Top Five: Google Analytics introduces new ‘Audiences’ report

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top Five: Google Analytics introduces new 'Audiences' report. Google Analytics Introduces New 'Audiences' Report. Google is rolling out a new report in Analytics which analyzes a website’s custom audiences. REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes .

Google Ranking Factors for 2020: Facts and Myths [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Here's a full list of Google ranking factors for 2020 based on official quotes from Google spokespeople and industry research

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Google Announces New Shopping Ads on Google Images

Social Media Today

Google is launching some new ad options to help brands reach users who are searching via Google Images

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Google+ Is Officially Done

The Social Media Hat

Google has officially announced the end of Google+, and the end of an era. Read more

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Google’s new privacy policy

Sherrilynne Starkie

Most Gmail users will have received at least one message from Google this week (I received ten) explaining the company’s new privacy policy. But this unified approach seems inevitable considering Google ubiquity across the Web. How Google Instant paid off.

20 Fascinating Google Facts and Stats [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Few tech companies have come to symbolize the digital age quite like Google. Not only has Google completely dominated the search engine game for decades - with even the nearest competitor barely scratching the surface - but it's also got its finger in multitudes of other tech ventures an

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Google Adds New 'Offers' Section to Google Business Profiles

Social Media Today

Google is adding a new option to Google My Business listings which will enable brands to showcase offers within search results

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Top Five: Major Google Ad overhaul and more

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top Five: Major Ad overhaul at Google. This week's top 5 social media must-know news including Google Ads, Instagram AI, Twitter Media, Facebook Kids and Voice Search. Google shelves Adwords. Introduces Google Ads. REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items .

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Facebook vs. Google [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet For a long time, Google and Facebook have been battling for being the most visited websites. While Facebook has been dominating the social web, Google has been dominating pretty much everything else. On Alexa.com , however, Google still ranks as the most visited site.

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[ANSWERED] How Long Does It Take For My Blog Posts To Rank In Google?

SocMed Sean

Before my fellow SEO/SEM pros get mad at me, when I talk about ranking in Google, it’s a generic catch-all for ranking for all search engines. Recently, ahrefs did a study that involved analyzing pedabytes of Google search ranking data to answer this very question.

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Google Announces Expansion of Voice Assistant Options

Social Media Today

Google's expanding its voice search tools to cater to more usage behaviors and needs

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Google Plus versus Facebook? Really…

Direct Marketing Observations

Facebook google social media G It’s hard to actually write that in the title. Is it possible that G+ could actually compete with Facebook? Check out this infographic from Social Annex , what do you think?

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Google Takes Aim at Pinterest with 'Style Ideas' and Improved Google Shopping

Social Media Today

Google is looking to up its eCommerce potential, and fend off potential competition from Pinterest, with two new additions

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7 Google Search Shortcuts You Need to Know

Social Media Today

Seven time-saving Google search shortcuts

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The 23 Best Free Google Chrome Extensions for Digital Marketers

Webbiquity SMM

Google Review Count: 332. Google Review Count: 319. A productivity extension for Google Chrome that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites. Google Review Count: 245. Google Review Count: 230.

Google Adds New 'Follow' Feature for Businesses in Google Maps

Social Media Today

Google has added a new option which enables users to follow businesses on Google Maps and get updates for coming events

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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Google Expedites Shut Down of Google+ After Discovery of API Bug

Social Media Today

Google has announced that it will shut down Google+ earlier than expected after the discovery of a new bug

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12 Advanced Google Tricks

SocialFish

Came across this awesome article by Larry Kim. One to bookmark! Implementation Industry Insider

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Google Will Now Highlight Individual Podcast Links Within Search Results

Social Media Today

Recognizing the rising popularity of podcasts, Google will now display individual podcast episodes within relevant search results

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Top five: Google Chrome to detect fake news with new AI extension

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facebook, Google, CES, BBC all make this week's list of top social media must-knows. Facebook’s answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home. Rumours have it that Facebook will launch its answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home at the annualy F8 Conference in May.

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Avoiding Google Penalties

The Realtime Report

Avoiding Google Penalties. While one will find numerous SEO experts in their circle, making sure that the website is keeping up with everything that does not get flagged by Google is not everyone’s cup of tea. Even Google Has No Tolerance For Plagiarism.

Google Updates Featured Snippets to Factor in Query Timeliness

Social Media Today

Google has updated its featured snippets to factor in the timeliness of each query, and what data should be displayed

Is Google+ Really Growing? [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Google+ has registered the fastest user growth when compared to its social networking counterparts. As Google continued to roll out their “by invitation only” beta, users lined up around the block. Similar Posts: Facebook vs. Google+ [infographic].

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Google Launches New Recorder App with Advanced Speech Recognition Capacity

Social Media Today

Google is launching a new version of its Recorder app in its Pixel 4 devices, which includes advanced speech recognition and translation capacity

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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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Google Provides New Options in Google Trends, Boosting Utility

Social Media Today

Google has added some new features into Google Trends, making it an even better data resource

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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.

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