Who Is Reading Your URL?

Small Business Mavericks

“A site’s URL structure should be as simple as possible. Consider organizing your content so that URLs are constructed logically and in a manner that is most intelligible to humans (when possible, readable words rather than long ID numbers). For example, if you’re searching for information about aviation, a URL like [link] will help you decide whether to click that link. A URL like [link] is much less appealing to users.” Who looks at that URL?

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Custom Short URLs for Google+ At Last!

Janet Fouts

Tired of explaining why you have a long string of numbers as the URL for your Google+ page? Then you’ll be as excited as I am to hear Google+ is finally rolling out custom URLs for both personal profiles and pages. If you don’t see the option to get a custom URL yet, don’t worry, they’re rolling them out. In the meantime you could use the Google URL shortener GPlus.to Googleplus Google Plus Google plus business pages

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Check Those HTTPS URLs

Small Business Mavericks

Did you see this Google+ post by Gary Illyes? Here’s something for y’all web wranglers: please tell search engines about your HTTPS URLs! A recent, small scale analysis we ran showed that more than 80% of the HTTPS URLs that are eligible for indexing (i.e. If your site supports HTTPS, please do tell us: use HTTPS URLs everywhere so search engines can see them! We’ve talked before about the way security, SEO, and Google are intertwined.

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12 of the Best Link Shorteners That Aren’t the Google URL Shortener

Hootsuite

But if you’re a URL, shorter is better, pretty much every time. That’s why URL shorteners are such handy tools. Here’s everything you need to know about how to use URL shorteners, and why they should be an essential part of your social media tool kit. What is a URL shortener?

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Creating A Friendly URL For Your Google Plus Page

SocMed Sean

I finally got around to creating my Google+ page for SocMedSean. While I’m not really confident of the future of Google+, it doesn’t appear to be fading as fast as Google Wave did, so maybe Google is invested in the long-term search/social integration of the platform and is going to continue to shovel money into it. The URL for my Facebook page is simple to remember.

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How to Edit the Facebook Ad Destination URL by Placement

Jon Loomer

There are reasons you may want to edit your Facebook ad destination URL by placement. Let’s walk through those steps so that you can run different URLs by placement, too. Create a URL with UTM Parameters. This additional code doesn’t change the destination of the URL, but it tags a URL so that you can learn more about the behavior of people who clicked that specific link. An easy way to do this is to use the Google URL builder.

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Google Shows Bing Search Results URLs as Links in Google Webmaster Tools

Bill Hartzer

In Google Webmaster Tools, Google is reporting Bing’s search result URLs as actual backlinks to a website. Google has as history of sometimes making a mistake and indexing Bing’s search results , like I found a while back. But this is the first time that I have seen that Google is actually telling webmasters that there is a link to their website: and that link is a Bing search result URL. Google shows Bing search results URLs.

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Get a Vanity URL for Google+

Koka Sexton

Until Google decides to allow for vanity URLs for Google+, there is a way that you can have a short version of your Google+ profile without having to send out something that looks like this. irzat Aytaç that lets you create a short URL of your choosing for your Google+ ID. Now you can have a nice looking vanity URL like this. Social Media Creation Google googleplus Gplus Profile Short Url url urls Vanity Url

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How to Create a Custom URL for Your Facebook Business/Fan Page.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials How to Create a Custom URL for Your Facebook Business/Fan Page I often get the question, “AK, I thought I created a username/custom URL for my business page but when I type in the address it takes me to my personal profile… what happened?&# to create your custom username/URL for you fan/business page type [link] into your address bar again then proceed to step #5.

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UTM tracking & URL shortening for social media marketers

Sprout Social

That’s where UTM tracking and URL shortening enter the picture. UTM tracking involves adding unique UTM codes to your URLs to easily identify exactly where your traffic is coming from. When you use UTMs correctly, it adds more specificity to your reporting while keeping everything relatively easy to track in tools like Google Analytics. To get a complete picture of how a UTM-tagged URL looks, let’s say you’re going to share the following link: [link].

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Use Google URL Removal Tool to Help with Google Penguin Recovery

Bill Hartzer

Google has launched an improved URL removal tool that will make it easier to request updates based on changes on other people’s websites. But there is actually another use for this tool : it can be used to aid in a website’s Google Penguin Recovery if your site has been hit by Google Penguin. Recovering from Google Penguin is not an easy task by any means. And, is it still okay to link out after Google Penguin ?

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Should Browsers Display Only Canonical URLs to Users?

Adam Sherk

Sites have been using the rel=canonical link element for a while now to help offset duplicate content issues that cannot be eliminated through URL consolidation. While not a perfect solution it is often the best option available in cases like duplicate content caused by appending tracking codes to URLs (e.g. ?source=rss, So rel=canonical has been a welcome tactic and it works relatively well at least for Google (c’mon Bing, you can do it!).

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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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How I do it : Bulk URL shortening for #socialmedia updates

Koka Sexton

What I want to focus on is a way that you can take all of the collected and curated content you have and generate customized shortened URLS for them so you can easily have the updates scheduled for social marketing activities across platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn. It was a rough life so I decided to do a bit of research and find a social marketing hack or method that would give me shortened URLs in bulk. Bulk URL Shortening Tool for Social Marketing. start adding URLs.

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The Coming Google Branding Craze

Small Business Mavericks

But Google has finally announced that Google+ custom URLs are on the way. When these are finally rolled out, there will be a huge run on Google+ custom URLs. And what a powerful custom URL that will be for the person who snags it. If you’re not on Google+ yet, I’d suggest you secure your profile right now so you can be in line when Google+ announced custom URLs are available for everyone.

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

Social Media Network Marketing

Just put your URL and that is it - you are set in the queue. 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? Here is Free Search Engine Submission For Your Business, Brand, Referral, Product, Personal URL.

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Search Engine Optimization Tip: Include Keywords in URLs

Bill Hartzer

They should also be found in your URLs. Here is what Matt Cutts says about Keywords in URLs: Your domain name is a big place to start. If you don’t think that keywords in your URLs are important, you need to find out some history about all of it. You also need to find out what the leader in search engines, Google, has to say about it. Until 2005, Google was putting all of the emphasis on the websites that had keywords in their domain name.

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Guide to URL Shortening and Tracking for Social Media

Sprout Social

Everything from your headline and keywords to featured image and URL should be optimized. An easy way to spruce up your links and get the most out of your status updates is by using a URL shortener. What Are URL Shorteners? URL shorteners convert regular URLs into more condensed formats. Most commonly they’re used to turn a long URL into a shorter one. Fortunately shortening a URL is a very easy process thanks to some helpful tools.

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To increase Your OnLine Brand Page Remember To Have An Offline Spread Of Your URL

Social Media Network Marketing

To increase Your OnLine Brand Page Remember To Have An Offline Spread Of Your URL I Work As Freelance Social Media Network Professional And Review OnLine Earning Opportunities. ? 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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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. Of course the reasons for having a Page on Google+ are those that we already know from Facebook: To build relations and to connect with your network. The benefits of a Google+ presence. Most importantly, your Google+ Page will be included in search results.

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How To Promote You Facebook Page URL on Your Personal Profile.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials How To Promote You Facebook Page URL on Your Personal Profile Facebook doesn’t make this easy. Option 2: Add the URL to your Facebook Page in your “Write something about yourself&# box. Now write a call to action and the URL of your Facebook Page. Note: You must include the “[link] at the beginning of your URL, otherwise it will not be a live link.

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How to Sync Facebook Events to Google Calendar

The Social Media Incubator

Step 4: If you are on a Mac the Launch Application window will open, select iCal and it will open to give you the URL that you will need to copy. Step 5: Copy the URL from iCal and open your Google Calendar in the browser window. On the left side of your Google Calendar under other calendars is a drop down arrow, click it to drop down the options and select Add by URL. Step 6: Insert the URL into the pop up field and click Add Calendar.

8 Google Analytics Tricks For Marketers

The Realtime Report

8 Google Analytics Tricks For Marketers. When someone wants a tool to analyze the traffic coming to their website, nothing comes close to Google Analytics (GA). Almost every other website uses it, making the Google software the most popular and trusted analytic solution on the globe today. Google Analytics can help you boost your social media engagements, increase your conversion rates, and ultimately achieve business goals. By Varun Sharma.

URL Shortening From Google To Manage Your Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Google has just released a dedicated site for URL shortening. Your long URL can now be shortened. Here you can not only shorten your URL but also track the click through as well. Since it is from Google you need not worry about malicious software that subsequently masks your shortened url and put forth its own link. Being Google you can be sure the tracking device is in place. You can find this at: [link].

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NO GOOGLE PLUS BUSINESS PAGES YET? GOOD!?

Myrland Marketing

Follow @NancyMyrland As you probably know by now, Google launched its mammoth Social Networking site, Google+, 3 weeks ago. In case you haven’t noticed, Google isn’t allowing business pages yet. Social Media Uncategorized Facebook G+ Google Plus Google Plus Business Pages Google+ Know Like & Trust Marketing Relationship Marketing Social Media Consulting Social Network Twitter Vanity URL

4 Reasons the New Google Local Stack Sucks

Navolutions

Spend five minutes on the internet and there’s a good chance you’ll run into Google’s new local search result module, which Mike Blumenthal dubbed the “Local Stack” Google Local Stack showing results for “roofer in Livermore” If you have any issues with the new stack, you’re in good company. If you’re in love with your phone number, that’s too bad, because Google doesn’t care. The Local Stack Hides URLs.

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Bit.ly Makes A Better URL Shortener

Koka Sexton

Makes A Better URL Shortener Bit.ly is a URL shortner for use with services like Twitter where every letter counts. There are many URL Shorteners available online like TinyUrl but Bit.ly Besides having just the URL Shortener, you can also sign in and get detailed stats of all the URLs you have linked to. I was also using some other url shortner services for my Logo Design Company but I think I should give bit.ly Why shoud I use URL shorteners like tr.im

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SEO Strategies: Optimisation Ideas for Your Google+ Page

Mindjumpers

And, right now, Google+ is one of the dominating social networking sites. With that said, take the following aspects into mind while creating your Google+ page. When it comes to the “About” section, make sure that it includes relevant details about you or your company since Google search results use a line or two as a snippet or meta description. Links – You can direct other Google+ users to your company’s site by putting its URL in the “Website” and “About” sections.

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Google’s Own Mobile Results Ranking in Google

Bill Hartzer

Especially at a time when Google is pushing the mobile version of websites, wanting all of us to make sure that our websites are mobile friendly by April 21st. A recent search this morning revealed that the mobile version of Google.com is ranking well in Google’s own search results. And, low and behold, Google’s mobile version (of Google Plus) is ranking #3 for that search query. Title Tag: Google+. Google Search Engines

Google Quality Rater Guidelines 2014

Bill Hartzer

I just got ahold of the latest copy of Google’s Quality Rater Guidelines, with a date of March 2014. But, if you’re in the online marketing business, are an SEO, or own a website, then you really should take a look at the latest guidelines, if just to make sure that your website or your client’s website(s) are compliant with Google’s latest Quality Rater guidelines. ” – Google thinks that Website Reputation is important.

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. As I scanned my Google Plus stream it quickly became clear that it was way more than that. Google says “Google reserves the right to restrict the content on your Google+ Page at its discretion.”

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Learn to Create A Website with Google Sites

Tweaklibrary

This is where Google Sites comes into the picture which lets you create websites on your own. How to Create A Website with Google Sites. In order to create a website with the Google Sites , first & foremost thing you require are the name & the URL address.

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How To Get Google Assistant For A Windows PC

Tweaklibrary

Google Assistant is quite a familiar term for all Android users out there. All we need to do is say ‘ OK Google ’ and we can get all our work done through this anywhere and anytime available personal assistant. Read further to learn how to get started with Google Assistant on a PC.

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7 Ways To Get On The First Page Of Google

The Realtime Report

7 Ways To Get On The First Page Of Google. If you have just set up your website, you may be wondering why your work of art isn’t featuring on the first page of google. If you aren’t sure where to start with getting you website on the first page of google, fear not we’re here to help.

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URL Be Sorry! Google Cuts Back on Top-ranking Exact-match Domains

ProBlogger

Regular Google users will know that one of the easiest ways to get a good ranking in its search results is for your web address to exactly match the search query. But Google’s continuing mission to put right what once went wrong in their algorithms is now targeting what Matt Cutts calls “low-quality ‘exact-match’ domains” This adds to the work done by the Panda update, which filtered out poor-quality web pages, and Penguin, which tackled spammy pages.

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New York Times Plans to Implement Permanent Redirects on IHT.com urls

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk New York Times Plans to Implement Permanent Redirects on IHT.com URLs by Adam Sherk on May 15, 2009 For anyone who’s been following the story of the shutting down of IHT.com and the migration of International Herald Tribune content to the New York Times Global Edition , there has certainly been criticism over the lack of permanent redirects from the old IHT.com URLs to the corresponding new URLs on NYTimes.com.

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How to Set Up Google Alerts to Track News

Tweaklibrary

Google Alerts is one of those useful features that can help you in unimaginable situations. From getting alerts about any specific topic to getting to the bottom of every single news (local/national/international), Google Alerts is there for you. Setting Up Google Alerts on RSS Feed.

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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. I pulled out some of the more useful tips, combining information from some of the slides with additional details provided by Google’s Maile Ohye.

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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. Here are some useful techniques which you can apply to boost performance in Google Shopping, including tips that can help you reduce your work time. Descriptions Keep in mind that Google is gonna use your text to locate an item. Getting URLs is easy.

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4 Steps to Refocus PR Measurement on Metrics that Matter: Part 1

Waxing UnLyrical

It really doesn’t have to be complicated; use an Excel (or Google) spreadsheet if you need to, or use the tracking and reporting capabilities that so many different PR software platforms provide these days. Create tracking links generated via Google Analytics’ URL builder (free, and I’ve been talking about the need for PR to do this for a looong time ) for each category of “media” you’re going to be working with.