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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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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#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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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 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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Google Will Live Stream its Upcoming Google Marketing Live Event

Social Media Today

Google has announced that for the first time it will live-stream its upcoming Google Marketing Live event, offering a range of new insights and tips

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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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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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 .

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+ 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 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 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

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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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.

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.

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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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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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 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 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.

12 Advanced Google Tricks

SocialFish

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

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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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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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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 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 Adds New Options to Manage Your Search Presence to its Google My Business App

Social Media Today

Google has announced a range of new updates for its Google My Business app, aimed at making it easier to manage what users find via search

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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 Brings Search Results to Life with New 3D/AR Examples

Social Media Today

Google is integrating new 3D/AR visualizations into selected search results, providing a new perspective for users

Google Outlines the Evolution of Google Lens, and the Future of Visual Search

Social Media Today

Google has outlined the development of its Lens visual search tool, reiterating the rise of visual search

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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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Saying Goodbye to Google+

Oktopost

Following the shutdown of Google+, we will be removing the option to connect new Google+ pages and publish content to Google+. Previously scheduled content will be published on Google+ as planned until March 9, 2019. Inside Oktopost Social Media Management

Google Translate Based Tools

Idaconcpts

Probably the most beloved and frequently used auto-translate service on the web right now is Google Translate. Given the dominance of Google in general, it wasn’t a huge surprise when it overshot the popularity of Babelfish and became the number one source for translations.

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Google AdSense Tutorial: Learn How To Use Google AdSense Like A Pro

BeingOptimist

Today in this Google Adsense tutorial, I would provide you with a complete step by step guidance on AdSense, and you would be able to learn to monetize your website ultimately. How does Google Adsense work? In this way, you can earn money through Google’s AdSense. Facebook 0.

7 Google Search Shortcuts You Need to Know

Social Media Today

Seven time-saving Google search shortcuts

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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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