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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SEO Firm Impersonates Google, Claims Local Listing to be Deleted

Bill Hartzer

In a post on the Local Search Forum, Linda Buquet explains what disturbed her about the call she received from the SEO firm: I started off saying to him: The recording said my listing is in danger of being deleted or something? ” He said “Google IS in San Diego!”

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Google Places Enforcing Listing Rules For Go-To-Client Businesses

Small Business Mavericks

For businesses that use a go-to-client business model, you may wake up one day to find your business’s listing has disappeared from Google’s local search results. Google’s instructions for businesses when filling in their details included the following: Don’t receive customers at your location? Have you claimed your business through Google Places and filled in all of your business details? Local Internet Marketing Google Places local search

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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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22 Simple Tips to Grow Your Email List Organically

yMarketingMatters

While social media marketing like Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn are getting tons of interest, email is still KING. Your email list is the core and infrastructure of your business. Obviously for email marketing to be effective, you’ve got to possess a list, right?

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Google Places, Google+ Local, And You

Small Business Mavericks

Google, in particular, is well known for changing things. Well, one of the things that has changed about Google in the last year is a strong emphasis on a social media service called Google+. Or Google Plus. In the first month of its existence Google+ became the fastest growing social media website ever. How Google Places Became Google Local. Well, the Google Local part does. So Google Local is a good name. Why You Should Use Google+.

Creating Google Plus Business Pages

Janet Fouts

Everybody’s been arguing over the value of Google Plus lately. Well, Google just changed the conversation in a big way and just in time. The announcement of Google pages for business came just in time to turn the whole argument on it’s head.

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List of 3rd Party Social Media Tools #Blab #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

This list is not exhaustive, just what we covered in the 1 hour chat. Hootsuite for your own channels plus Hashtags and Lists. Follow: location, hashtag (eg conference) or list.

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Free Search Engine Submission Get Your URL Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Free Search Engine Submission Get Your Business, Brand, Referral, Personal URL Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! Do you have a URL that you want to submit to Search Engines so that you are much easily seen on Google, Bing, Yahoo and Much More? Submit Your Site For Free Get Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! With business going all out on Social Media it is time that you have a good understanding of Search Engines.

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Your URL Can Get Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

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! link] Free Search Engine Submission Get Your Business, Brand, Referral, Personal URL Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! 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!

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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. Descriptions Keep in mind that Google is gonna use your text to locate an item.

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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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3 Recent Changes To Google

Small Business Mavericks

Google is always making new changes to improve its way of operating, and I don’t just mean to its search product. Webmaster Tools-Google Analytics integration – This one is hardly new. Google has been working on it for about a year now, but they’ve recently completed the changeover. Webmaster Tools is being faded out and moved into Google Analytics. Google Local and Google+ integration – Google is consolidating.

TopSEOs.com Banned In Google

Bill Hartzer

TopSEOs.com, a site that listed the “top SEO firms” in a list (for a fee) has been banned in Google. Companies looking to hire an SEO firm would look at the list, thinking that those ranked number one on the list were truly the TOP SEOs in the industry.

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?

Dallas SEO: Google Gets It All Wrong on Google Maps

Bill Hartzer

I don’t recall anytime recently when Google showed such a horrible, misguided, completely wrong search result lately. I am stunned that Google would even possibly show a result such as this.

List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)

www.web-strategist.com

List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS), 20 total vendors Sorted by alphabetized order by parent company, not in priority or capability. Jeremiah Owyang It's an inherent issue with putting these lists together --let alone doing real analysis. Well, thanks for the huge list.

4 Google Apps for Android

Idaconcpts

Google has taken over a large swath of the World Wide Web. From securing their indelible place as the dominant web search engine, Google is positioned to become just plain dominant. But you can make Google’s xenophobia work in your favor by jumping on the bandwagon. Google Drive.

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?

10 Great Alternatives to the Google Keyword Research Tool

Pamorama

The demise of Google’s Keyword Tool, the most popular of its kind, has left marketers scrambling for alternatives. It has been rebranded as Google AdWords Planner , which offers much less functionality and requires users to have an AdWords account in order to use it. .

Google Helpouts- Small Biz Boon?

Janet Fouts

We are big fans of the Google Hangout around here. Now Google’s introduced a new program called “Helpouts” The idea is to do a hangout with someone else to help them solve a problem or learn a skill. Tried Google Helpouts?

How to Use Google Hangouts On Air to Run Your Next Webinar

Convince & Convert

Email marketing and list building… We know we have to do it, but how much time do we really spend on it? I’m not dropping social media entirely, I’m just focusing my efforts more on my list. Google Hangouts on Air are free!

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. Given the rise of social media, a common question by newbies to Google Analytics is how to track their social media referrals.

Google Hangouts just get better and better

Janet Fouts

When we first started using Google+ Hangouts for our show The Friday Hangout the interface was pretty glitchy. Google has continually improving the Hangout interface and features and now we really have a lot to work with on desktop and mobile devices. Googleplus Google hangout

Entrepreneurs: List Building Strategies

Jon Loomer

But the dirty little secret is that list building is my most important revenue source, and it’s not that close. Not only is Facebook critical to my traffic-driving engine, but it’s also central to my list-building efforts. My List. My List Drives Traffic.

How to Create a Google Reviews Landing Page for Your Business

Convince & Convert

You may have noticed there have been some changes to the Google ecosystem lately, especially in relation to Google+. But before we explore how to get more awesome reviews, let me bring you up to speed on the latest from Google. Get Started With Google My Business.

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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Facebook: How to View Newsfeed of a Friends List

Laurel Papworth

Let’s say you want to see just the status updates of a group or list of friends on Facebook. In 2009, I gave some detailed instructions on how to set up a list and then view the newsfeed of that list. When you confirm a friend, click Add To List.

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How to Increase Your Content Visibility in Google Knowledge Graph

Convince & Convert

The way our mind acquires, operates, and responds reminds me of the Google Knowledge Graph. Google Knowledge Graph is the largest warehouse of knowledge in digital history—and it’s doing it with your help. What Is Google Knowledge Graph? Optimize Your Google Local Business Page.

How Google Places Listings are Different than Google Web Results

Bill Hartzer

When you perform a search at Google with a query that includes a city name, there is a good chance that Google will automatically pull some of the Google Places Listings into the search results. We call that Google Universal Search. Post on Google Buzz.

How Much Google News Traffic Do Publishers Get? Here’s Data on 80 News Sites.

Adam Sherk

Google News has been in the news itself lately, from European efforts to impose taxes to questions about its value and even suggestions for giving it a full redesign. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list or a definitive ranking. News Sites Ranked by Google News Traffic.

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25 Google Plus Resources, Articles, and Reviews to Help You Get Started

Pamorama

Google+ (or is it “Google Plus&# ?), Google’s answer to Facebook has been in the works for a year and has been delayed several times due to disagreements about its design, purpose, and execution. Facebook’s threat to Google’s domination of the Web was a wake-up call that ignited the development of the new social platform. and Canada , the network’s exponential growth frightened Google’s leadership into taking action.

How to Remove Semalt.com in Google Analytics

Bill Hartzer

There’s a rogue website that is showing up as a referral in your Google Analytics. So, to accurately see your referral and website visitor traffic in Google Analytics, I recommend removing this or “excluding” semalt.com in your Google Analytics tracking.

Google Expanded Sitelinks: Optimize Opening Text in META Description Tag

Adam Sherk

Google’s expanded sitelinks give sites greater exposure for branded searches and the ability to dominate the page one results above the fold. Do Google’s Expanded Domain Results Apply to News and Video Listings?

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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. 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. If you can’t grow your network on Google+ easily what’s the point? So why do all the big brands have Google+ pages then?

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.” On The Death Of Google Reader is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical.

News Organizations on Google+: Which Pages Get the Most Engagement?

Adam Sherk

News organizations (along with businesses of all kinds) have been able to create official Google+ pages for a couple months now so I thought I’d check in and see how their pages are doing. But their fan base is not nearly as active on Google+ as it is on Facebook.

Google Plus Expands Reach to Include 13 and Above Teen Market

Idaconcpts

Google originally rolled out its Google Plus service only to those with ages 18 and above. New Security Enhancements for Google Plus. Recently the search giant has announced that it is now opening the service to the thirteen years old and up market.

Does Google Freshness Update Make Online Reputation Management More Difficult?

Adam Sherk

Google’s recent algorithm change that favors the most recent content for certain types of queries offers good opportunities for news and content sites. Essentially Google has turned up the dial on its “query deserves freshness” algorithm.

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.